Food waste education pack

A colourful educational pack is available on food waste and the science behind Somerset’s anaerobic digestion (AD) plant near Bridgwater.

Somerset Waste Partnership commissioned Carymoor Environmental Trust to produce the food waste education pack along with a worksheet on Burping Bacteria from the duo behind best-selling Horrible Science books, writer Nick Arnold and artist Tony De Saulles.

As well as educating Somerset pupils about technology and biology, the pack aims to help children encourage families to recycle food waste rather than add it to their refuse bin. Aimed at Key Stage Two pupils aged seven to 11, the pack includes lesson plans, key facts and educational games to explore where food comes from, and how it can be recycled.

Copies of the pack and a PowerPoint presentation to kick off the topic can be downloaded from Carymoor Environment Trust. Printed copies were sent to primary schools throughout Somerset and a small number are available on request for those wishing to use on educational projects with schools or youth groups in Somerset.