It’s been eight weeks since our award-winning roadshow returned to schools across the UK. It’s been so great to be back on the road and so far, we’ve visited over 11,500 children aged 11-13 years-old across 58 schools.
If you don’t already know, the Bin It! Roadshow is all about encouraging young people across the nation to work together to make a lasting change to local areas and keep their environment tidy. This year, we’ve had students attempt all sorts of ‘Bin It Your Way’ moves including army rolls, a James Bond crawl and dancing. We’ve also had lots of creative suggestions from students to make more people bin their rubbish such as a hopscotch game to the bin, visual posters, silly faces drawn on bins and a basketball hoop at the top of the bin.
Marcus Jones, MP for Nuneaton, attended a performance at a school in his consituency and said:
“Litter in all forms is a real problem in society that is not only unsightly and harmful to wildlife and the wider environment but also massively expensive to clean-up. I endorse the superb Bin It! initiative and was delighted to be welcomed to the anti-littering performance at Higham Lane School. Educating our young people is a crucial part of changing behaviours and raising awareness about the environmental impact of littering.”
The Bin It! team of actors have been doing a great job at engaging and educating young people in schools across the UK, encouraging students to make positive choices about the responsible disposal of litter in their environment and urging them to take pride in their community.
Stephen Crabb, MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire, visited a performance that took place in his constituency and said:
“I was delighted to learn about the Bin It! initiative taking place in schools and enjoyed attending the anti-littering performance at Ysgol Caer Elen. Litter is a very important issue in our society and working with young people is essential to raise awareness and encourage responsible behaviour. We all have a role to play in keeping Pembrokeshire litter-free so that it remains a beautiful place to work and live.”
A quick reminder that for those who can’t experience the tour first-hand, Bin It! resource packs including teachers’ notes, lesson plans, films, activity cards and posters are available from our resources page. Free to all primary and secondary schools, these resources have been designed with cross-curricular content making them applicable to a variety of subjects.
If you’re a teacher and are interested in having the Bin It! performance at your school, please email a request to Bin It! firstname.lastname@example.org. Similarly, any MPs or Councillors interested in seeing a performance at a school in your local constituency please email email@example.com.
We look forward to welcoming you into the world of Bin It!