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CSI: Litter Challenge project for schools

Published: Jan 12, 2017 2 min read

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Litter is a major issue for our environment, posing a threat to wildlife and affecting the health of our ocean. It also affects the local community impacting on the look of our streets, parks and schools as well as being a financial burden.

Schools in the UK are invited to take part in CSI: Litter Challenge. The CSI: Litter Challenge is a project led by the British Plastics Federation, PlasticsEurope and the Marine Conservation Society.

The project is aimed at pupils in Years 5-8 and there is a chance to win £250 towards a ‘green project’. The overall winner will also get their campaign up-scaled and promoted by the Marine Conservation Society and the plastics industry.

What is the project about?

This is a problem-based learning project which will give students the opportunity to:

  • investigate the issue of litter through a hands on litter survey
  • take part in webinars to learn more about litter from an expert in this field
  • work together to design a litter campaign which includes sharable digital content such as a video, image or animation

The litter campaign will be trialled within the school and each school will submit their most effective campaign into a competition with other participating schools.

This is a great opportunity to engage students in a local, national and global issue which also links into the curriculum.

When does it start?

The project will begin with an in-school litter survey to be completed before the webinars. Live webinars will take place on 7 and 10 March 2017 with ten places available per webinar.

The webinars will also be recorded and can be accessed online at any time. Schools will have until the 3 April 2017 to develop a concept, design, run and submit their campaigns, with the winners being announced in late April.

To find out more and to sign up, email education@mcsuk.org