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Looking to engage students and reduce litter at your school?
Many schools experience difficulties managing litter and recognise the importance of a clean and healthy environment. Educating students about the effects of litter and influencing beliefs and attitudes are key steps towards behaviour change and litter reduction in the community as a whole.
The Clean Schools program aims at changing the littering behaviour of students through a whole school approach to litter prevention and a range of resources to help.
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Free resources available to all schools in Western Australia include:
1. Professional Learning for teachers
FREE PL sessions for primary and secondary schools are available. In house and online training provides a step-by-step process on how to run the Clean Schools program with personalised support from the Clean Schools Coordinator.
As an added incentive, Keep Australia Beautiful offers a half-day teacher relief subsidy for up to two teachers per school to attend.
This booklet is the guide to implementing the Clean Schools program in your school. It contains a step-by-step guide to lead you through the program from the methodology, how to get started, implementing the activities, the follow up and evaluation of the program. 2. A step by step program planning guide
Download the Clean Schools pdf.
3. Support curriculum materials and activities
A range of resources are provided with this program:
- Displays, posters and fact sheets
- Litter activities and competitions
- Evaluation tools
- Stickers for kids and school bins
- Litter collection bags
- Certificate and recognition of achievement
Also available: Posters, large litter bags for a school clean-up, discount on the purchase of car litter bags and ongoing support and advice.
Take a look at the free teacher resources
Need some inspiration?
Have a closer look at how other schools have implemented the Clean Schools program, the challenges, successes and how the program has a made a difference in these school communities.
A case study for Clean Schools [PDF]
John Wollaston Anglican School [PDF]
Emmanuel Catholic College [PDF]
Cecil Andrews Senior High School [PDF]
Christmas Island SHS students created short anti-litter messages to promote the Bin it message and highlight the impacts of rubbish on the ocean.