Waste Inter-School Challenge- information for schools Why take part? You will be actively encouraging behaviour change which you may extend to improve behaviours within the school; you may see a reduction in litter and a positive attitude towards recycling. You will be overseeing a project which reaches parents and guardians. By encouraging your pupils to achieve the set tasks and return the reward cards you have a chance of winning a beautiful art piece made out of plastic which will make your school grounds look even more attractive. If you win, you will have a long-term reminder of the positive impact your school have taken on, educating about the damage litter and plastics have on our environment. You will gain positive publicity via press releases and social media. The Challenge This fun and engaging challenge is delivered by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Waste Team Education Officers, Gemma and Aisling. Students are given four tasks to complete at home to increase recycling and reduce their waste. Every participating student receives a badge. Students who have achieved at least three challenges are entered into an individual school prize draw, winning wither a Wiltshire Wildlife Trust(WWT) Watch annual membership or a sponsor an animal. All completed cards are collected and returned to the WWT office, they will be counted and results will be entered onto the leaderboard. Gemma or Aisling will introduce the challenge on day 1 and return 2 weeks later to pick a card for the individual school winner and collect cards to be entered into the inter-school challenge. All students have 2 weeks to complete the challenge and return their cards. Students are encouraged to show evidence of completed tasks by showing teachers/WWT upcycled crafts and pictures. Complete cards are to be placed into the box provided. Time Frame The challenge will be launched during Recycle Week, w/c 24th September 2018 and will end autumn half term. Each school will have a 2 week period to introduce and complete the challenge between those dates. The winner will be publically announced on Monday 5th November. The winning school will host Anya the art designer at the end of November for 2 days. The Prize The school with the highest percentage of returned cards will win an upcycled art piece for their school by local artist Anya Beaumont. Anya uses recycled materials to create beautiful recycled artworks that can be displayed on your school grounds. Below is an example of Anya's work that was created in Corsham. For more info, check out Anya's work.