We selected three schools in the area to participate in Clear Out Electricals Week: Harlaxton Primary Schools, Kesteven Grammar and Stamford College. Activities they were involved with included:
Questionnaires: We sent out questionnaires asking pupils about their e-waste – how much of it they produce and what they think happens to it. We discovered 93% of 14 year olds have owned 3 or more mobile phones in their life-time, more than half had replaced their mobile phone in the last year and three quarters of the children owned a play station but only 10% of those used them regularly. And, a significant majority of those who completed the questionnaire were surprised by the quantity of e-items in their home.
Talks & Workshops: We gave presentations to all three schools and organised an Enterprise Day at Stamford
E-waste art: Stamford College got their students to create sculptures from e-waste – these included several WEEE men, a beautiful fish and a WEEE dog made from wires, cables and chip boards.
Collection: Pupils, parents and teachers were encouraged to bring in their e-waste, for collection – and school e-waste was added to that.
Displays: Stamford College’s Green Week coincided with Clear Out Electricals Week. We set up a display, along with other green organisations for an evening event, which involved many of the great and the good from the area, including local councillors and business people.