Pupils from Links Primary School competed in a 12-foot colourful floor game called ‘The Rubbish Challenge Game’ on Tuesday as part of Merton Council’s Waste Education Programme.
The council is running the programme in several of the borough’s schools to teach pupils how to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. The Waste Education Programme includes:
– A waste audit
– A litter free lunch
– A Rubbish Challenge game
– A lesson in making recycled paper.
In the rubbish challenge game each team member starts off with a bag of clean rubbish and use a giant dice to move around the giant board. The aim of the game is to get rid of the most items of rubbish by correctly putting them in the ‘reduce’, ‘reuse’ or ‘recycle’ boxes.
The game was provided by through the Waste Education Support Programme from Waste Watch (www.wastewatch.org.uk).