Lesson 3: Recycling

Considering the benefits of recycling, how to recycle more and encourage others to do so too.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand the environmental benefits of recycling

Statutory guidance

  • Nothing relevant for this lesson

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May benefit from being given a specific audience and could use the Activity: Recycling leaflet template for their fact sheet. Provide them with books and other information sources.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be expected to include more facts within their information sheet and to add persuasive elements to encourage people to recycle more.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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