Sustainable Schools workshops

We can visit your primary or secondary school to deliver workshops to students on a range of topics including waste education, composting tours, our natural environment, weeds and cycling skills. 

Free workshops are available in Terms 3 and 4 and must be made at least four weeks in advance of your preferred date. Workshops are limited to two sessions per school, per term, with a maximum of 30 students in each workshop. Workshops run between 40-60 minutes.

All presenters have a current Working with Children check and a teacher must be present for the duration of all workshops.

Workshops are available on the following subject areas:

Waste warriors

Discover how the waste we create affects our environment and how we can help our planet by taking simple actions that can make a big difference. This workshop will show students how to reduce the waste they create and how to recycle right at school and home.

Council’s recycling provider Hunter Resource Recovery offer recycling presentations, and the loan of waste audit kits to assist schools in waste reduction. For bookings contact 1800 838 884 or email admin@hrr.com.au directly.

Schoolyard biodiversity

Increase student knowledge on the importance of preserving the health of the natural environment in their local area and the impact humans may have on how it functions. Workshop includes a biodiversity audit. 

Cycle skills

Riding a bike to school is a great way for children to develop independence, improve their fitness and participate in sustainable transport.

Students will need to have basic bike riding skills. The activity suits Stages 2 and 3, bikes and helmets are provided.

Workshop requires an open area approximately the size of a basketball court. Workshop is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-1pm only.

Excursions to the Awaba Waste Management Facility to view the composting process

Includes a tour and educational talk about waste management and the new organics processing facility.

Suitable for year 2 and above. Tours available throughout the year.