Why take part?

  • Gain new tips and free activities to improve your waste footprint
  • Encourage your children to be extra aware 
  • Teach your child to do the recycling, so you don't have too! 
  • Your child could win a Wildlife Watch membership which includes a wildlife handbook, magazines, posters, stickers, a badge and a membership card. Or they could win an animal sponsorship where they will receive a beautiful soft toy of the chosen animal and a certificate. 
  • If the school wins the inter-school challenge, your child may be involved with producing a large, long-lasting art piece for the school.

The Challenge

This fun and exciting challenge is delivered by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Waste Team Education Officers, Gemma and Aisling. 

  • Students will be given a Wilts Waste Watcher Reward card, they will have four tasks to complete at home to increase recycling and reduce waste. 
  • By taking part, your child will receive a badge. 
  • Students who have achieved at least three challenges are entered into the individual school prize draw, winning either a Wildlife Watch annual membership or a sponsor an animal. Please encourage your child to go the extra mile and take part in the fourth task. 
  • Hand in completed cards to reception or teacher, see the deadline on the leaderboard.
  • School results will be entered onto the leaderboard

Gemma or Aisling will introduce the challenge on day 1 and return two weeks later to pick a card for the individual school winner and collect cards to be entered into the inter-school challenge. 


Sign off each task, follow us and we'll give you tips and ideas for completing each task. Show your teacher your upcycled crafts/photos, also tag us in any photos and we'll share #slashyourtrash

By tagging us or sending us your photos, you give us permission to use your photos for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and Wiltshire Council marketing and social media purposes. 

The BIG 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 collected from the social, pupils and parents to create beautiful recycled artworks that can be displayed on your school grounds. For more information, please look at www.anyabeaumont.com

Anya Beaumont recycled artwork at Corsham School