Save the earth


On your way home from school, you find a funny looking remote on the ground with a note that reads "we need your help." After looking around to see if it belonged to anyone, you clicked the big red button.


It is 2039 and you have been teleported 20 years into the future. You look around you and see food scraps and rubbish piled high in the street, the air smells like rotten bananas but 100 times worse. You can't hear any birds chirping or children playing. Someone rushes outside saying "what are you doing outside? It's too dangerous to walk outside now, the world is turning toxic."

The world is nothing like you remember it from when you were at school. There is so much garbage and food waste outside you can barely see where the road used to be. It is up to you to make a change. To be able to teleport back to 2019 you must complete the following tasks about food waste to help save the world as you remember it for all future people.


Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to find out how we can reduce and reuse our food scraps, to cut down on waste. You will need need to complete the tasks set and create a poster or video informing people how to look after our planet and what we can do individually and as a wider school. Your findings will be presented in 2 weeks during our assembly slot. 

(If you want to present your findings in another way, talk to Miss H first).


Some interesting things to consider when making your poster or video:

* What are some food scraps that break down quickly, and what food scraps take longer?

* What are some changes we can make everyday to reduce food waste?

* What are some things we can do with the food scraps that we are finished with?



Mission 1:

in groups discuss

- times when you have used your food scraps wisely or seen someone else using their food scraps for something else.

- times when you have NOT used your food scraps wisely or seen someone else NOT using their food scraps wisely.


In your writing book as a group write some of the positive ways you can think of to dispose of rubbish, as well as methods mentioned by our visitor yesterday. 


Mission 2:


Take your iPad and in partners go on a hunt around the school, snapping pictures of any rubbish and food scraps you see lying around the school (make sure to put anything you see that belongs in the bin, in the bin!).

Once back to the classroom record your findings and discuss what your thoughts are: are you surprised by your findings?


Mission 3:

Seach food items that are helpful to have in compost bins, and helpful foods to compost. Select one and draw it to add to our compost wall. Make sure to pick an item that hasn't already been put on the wall!

Research how a compost bin works, as well as materials needed.

Write a step by step instruction guide to making your own compost bin at home.


Mission 4:

Select a way to present your findings on food scraps and how to reduce waste, as well as how to compost. You could make a video, write a poem, short story or article, even make a poster.




Marking your presentation of findings:


* do it look interesting? (lots of colour, pictures, wise choice of words)

* have you answered the questions from the task?

* is someone saw it in the middle of the street would they understand it?



congratulations on completing the missions. Your task is completed, and you can safely now return to 2019. Remember to share what you have learnt to keep the planet clean and green - the change starts with you!