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Ollie Recycles CD-ROM and Internet Programme

Ollie Recycles is a new CD-ROM and Internet Programme that uses the adventures of Ollie and his friends to encourage pupils to think about ways they can reduce, re-use and recycle waste material from school and home.

The Ollie Recycles Website is an extension of the CD-ROM programme, with further information and activities for students to extend their knowledge in the area. The objective of the website is to keep the topic interesting and stimulating for the children whilst at the same time informing them about important environmental issues. Pupils can post their school work on the website or enter a competition where they can win prizes for themselves or their schools.  This website will be continually updated to encourage both teachers and students to visit regularly.

Ollie Recycles offers a range of teaching and learning opportunities that help teachers deliver the curriculum at Key Stage 2. It supports the values, aims and purposes underpinning the school curriculum.

    "Education is also a route to equality of opportunity for all, a healthy and just democracy, a productive economy, and sustainable development. Education should reflect the enduring values that contribute to these ends. These include valuing ourselves, our families and other relationships, the wider groups to which we belong, the diversity in our society and the environment in which we live"
    From: Values and purposes underpinning the school curriculum
    The National Curriculum Handbook for Primary Teachers in England (QCA 1999)

    The school curriculum should…. develop their awareness and understanding of, and respect for, the environments in which they live, and secure their commitment to sustainable development at a personal, local, national and global level. It should also equip pupils as consumers to make informed judgements and independent decisions and to understand their responsibilities and rights.
    From: The aims of the school curriculum
    The National Curriculum  Handbook for Primary Teachers in England (QCA 1999)

The Ollie Recycles helps pupils learn about recycling and for recycling. In addition, it provides an opportunity to learn through recycling, that is using it as a context to support teaching and learning in a range of subjects, particularly:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Design and technology
  • ICT
  • Geography

In addition it can provides opportunities for developing non statutory areas:

  • Education for sustainable development
  • Personal, social, health education(PSHE) and citizenship

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