School Environmental Activities

Healthy Balanced Diet (Key Stage 2)

1 hour (Year 6)

This 5 week course is aimed at Year 6 students and for older students, who are academically challenged of have learning disabilities. The course offers entry level AQA qualifications covering learning about a healthy balanced diet, food labelling, 5 a day, food nutrition and energy, carrying out a food diary, making posters and tasting new foods.

EcoLocal Schools Environmental Activities

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We help bring environmental issues to life for children. Now in our 7th year, EcoLocal’s Environmental Schools Activities offer a wide range of fun, interactive educational activities for Primary Schools. Delivered by EcoLocal’s experienced tutors, these activities add value to the curriculum throughout the year and are perfect for health, science, geography weeks and more!These [...]

Free support to start or redesign your school’s garden?

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We can offer free support for schools that are based in the London Borough of Sutton and Epsom and Ewell.

This support can include:

  • designing a new school wildlife area
  • rejuvenation of  an old school garden
  • creating sensory gardens
  • sourcing materials
  • advice on what to plant & when to plant
  • ideas to get the whole school involved
  • setting up a green group

If you are interested in receiving this guidance, please e-mail hazel@ecolocal.org.uk or telephone 020 8404 1522

Christmas Activities

Discover how to save money and resources this Christmas by making your own exciting decorations, from tree decoration characters and reindeer, to paper chains and lanterns.

Recycled Christmas Stockings        Years 1-2        1 hour

Design and make a recycled Christmas stocking and learn about recycling clothes (children will need to bring their own thick adult sock).

Look After the Birds This Christmas        Years 3-6       1.5 hours

Find out what different birds eat and make your own bird feeder to feed the birds and home or school.

Christmas Finger Puppets        Years 1-5        1 hour

Make nativity or other seasonal finger puppets from recycled materials.

Angels and Snowmen        Years 3-6        1-1.5 hours

Turn a used plastic bottle into an amazing angel, fairy or snowman for the top of your Christmas tree (children will need to bring in their own small plastic drinks bottle), and learn what things go in which bin to recycle your food packaging at home.

Keep Warm This Winter         Years 3-5        1.5 hours

Discover how insulation keeps polar bears and humans warm.  A practical session involving experiments with ice, gloves and polar bears.

We Three Kings of Recycling        Reception to Year 1        1 hour

Find out about recycling your Christmas cards and wrapping paper and make yourself a recycled crown so that you can be a king or queen of recycling this Christmas.

£20 Special Offer

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Our Offer: Schools booking 3 or more of the same sessions at one time qualify for a limited offer of £20 off the annual membership fee for Squirrels Community Scrap Scheme (see below).  This is a limited offer made by EcoLocal and is available on a first come first served basis only.  If you would like to apply for [...]

Enquiries and Prices

Enquiries Please do get in touch if you have any questions. You can: a) Enquire online here using our easy to complete form b) e-mail schools@ecolocal.org.uk .  If possible, please give details of the: type and number of sessions you are interested in potential dates your contact name and number the name of your school / [...]

Giant Food Race (Key Stage 1 and 2)

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1 hour (for Reception to Year 4)

A fun session of relay races with giant foam food shapes to find out about why our bodies need energy and how to eat healthily.

WoW You’re Healthy (Key Stage 2)

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1.5 Hours (for Year 3 to Year 6)

Find out how walking to school makes your heart healthy. Take part in the “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” style quiz and have a go at making questions of your own. Measure your heart rate and have a go at the pedal-powered iPods to see how exercise makes your heart beat faster.

Taste Bud Challenge (Key Stage 1 and 2)

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1 Hour (for Year 1 to Year 6)

Take the taste bud challenge!  Teams compete to try as many different foods as possible and guess what they are.

Expand Your Lungs (Key Stage 2)

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1.5 Hours (for Year 3 to Year 6)

Learn about air pollution and how it affects your lungs.  Measure your lung capacity and have a go at powering out pedal powered DVD on air pollution, plus more fun activities …