No Time to Waste

Engaging

Biffa wanted an exciting lesson for Primary pupils to explore how we can help manage waste. I proposed a session where pupils would meet three animated characters, each representing one of ‘the three Rs’ (reduce, reuse, recycle) and travel with them in time! Pupils learn how materials like plastic and glass are made – and get to see what they might become in the future.

Flexible

After meeting each character, pupils would take part in a fun activity to consolidate learning. Flexibility was essential so that activities could be delivered online or at school. I devised challenges that teachers can adapt depending on location, student numbers, and the equipment available. I chose a style of animation that can be shared over a video call with minimal loss of quality.

Memorable

I worked with voiceover artists to script and record each video. To ensure a memorable experience, we left gaps in the audio so that pupils could shout out answers and actively participate. We also included musical rhymes and raps for the characters to perform! An accompanying sheet of take-home activities encourages pupils to create their own recycled characters.

Accessible

A set of accompanying slides were delivered to the client in PowerPoint, Google Slides, and PDF versions. Branded elements were ‘locked’ to ensure a consistent design across devices, but I also used a basic font for bullet points so teachers can edit the slides to suit their class. The lesson plan and timings are embedded in the ‘speaker notes’ of each slide to reduce preparation time. The result is a single, clean downloadable file. I provided transcripts and closed captions for each animation.

No Time to Waste

Biffa wanted an exciting lesson for Primary pupils to explore how we can help manage waste. I proposed a session where pupils would meet three animated characters, each representing one of ‘the three Rs’ (reduce, reuse, recycle) and travel with them in time! Pupils learn how materials like plastic and glass are made – and get to see what they might become in the future.

After meeting each character, pupils would take part in a fun activity to consolidate learning. Flexibility was essential so that activities could be delivered online or at school. I devised challenges that teachers can adapt depending on location, student numbers, and the equipment available. I chose a style of animation that can be shared over a video call with minimal loss of quality.

I worked with voiceover artists to script and record each video. To ensure a memorable experience, we left gaps in the audio so that pupils could shout out answers and actively participate. We also included musical rhymes and raps for the characters to perform! An accompanying sheet of take-home activities encourages pupils to create their own recycled characters.

A set of accompanying slides were delivered to the client in PowerPoint, Google Slides, and PDF versions. Branded elements were ‘locked’ to ensure a consistent design across devices, but I also used a basic font for bullet points so teachers can edit the slides to suit their class. The lesson plan and timings are embedded in the ‘speaker notes’ of each slide to reduce preparation time. The result is a single, clean downloadable file. I provided transcripts and closed captions for each animation.

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