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.
2. A step by step program planning guide
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.
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.