Let's get started with the Recycle it Right Challenge! Are you a school signing up to take part, or are you signing up your child as a Wastebuster cadet?
The West Sussex Wastebusters home learning website is jam-packed with enriching, child-led waste prevention and recycling focused activities.
Your children can enjoy learning about waste prevention and recycling by completing quizzes, treasure hunts, crafts, cooking and more. Busta and crew are on hand with brand new videos and tips to support, guide and entertain young Wastebuster Cadets throughout their mission!
Become a Wastebuster Cadet to make a real difference by reducing waste and “Recycling It Right”.
Children completing the home learning activities will earn Wastebuster Cadet badges and have opportunities to win fantastic prizes. If they wish, children can share their work with other children, via the online gallery.
During the Spring/Summer term, West Sussex schools and families were invited to take part in the “Recycle it Right” Pledge Challenge (the challenge is now closed). The Challenge is designed to support children and families to care for the environment by improving recycling habits.
West Sussex families could make one pledge to support all their children’s schools (all state primary schools that the family’s children attend will receive a pledge) and each child earnt their Pledge Badge.
The school that gained the highest percentage of family pledges won a year’s subscription to National Geographic Kids for Schools, including print magazines and unlimited online access to the National Geographic Kids online library of primary resources.
Families pledging were entered into a fortnightly prize draw with the chance to win an exclusive Wastebuster prize, including Captain Busta plushie mascots (made from 5 recycled plastic bottles!), sets of Wastebuster Top Trumps and Wastebuster ‘Litter Things Matter’ refillable water bottles.
Thank you to everyone that took part and keep your eyes out for more exciting updates and competitions to come in the Autumn 2021 term!
Take the ‘recycle it right family challenge’ now!
A special congratulations to South Bersted CofE Primary School who received the highest percentage of families pledging to recycle it right out of all the West Sussex schools that took part. They won £200 to spend on cool eco-stuff and a year’s subscription to National Geographic Kids for Schools!
1. South Bersted CofE Primary School
2. The Windmills Junior School
3. Northlands Wood Primary Academy
Busta and Pong find out how plastic gets recycled
Busta and Pong find out how food waste gets recycled using an anaerobic digester
Busta and Pong find out how food waste gets recycled using in vessel composting
Busta and Pong find out how electricals get recycled
Busta and Pong find out how paper and cardboard get recycled
Busta and Pong find out how cartons get recycled
Busta and Pong find out how metals get recycled
The Busta and Pong Recycling Song
Roach dreams about why we should Recycle
Roach talks rubbish about recycling
Roach talks rubbish about plastic in the sea
Roach talks more rubbish about recycling
Mia recycles in the bathroom
Mia recycles in the kitchen
Mia recycles on takeaway night
Mia recycles at the MRF
Play the quiz, then make a poster or even a video to get your whole family recycling right!
Become a crafty pirate and hunt for recyclable treasures in this swashbuckling adventure!
We will announce the “Recycle It Right” Pledge Challenge Prize Draw winners every fortnight until 22nd June 2021. Watch this space!
We have 33 fabulous prizes to give away including…3 Captain Busta mascots, 20 sets of Wastebuster Top Trumps and 10 ‘Litter Things Matter’ refillable water bottles.
Wastebuster Cadets who earn all three home learning activity badges (Wastebuster Star, Treasure Hunt and Food Detective) by the 6th June 2021 will be entered into a special prize draw with the chance to win a year’s subscription to National Geographic Kids (online and print) and 3 months of weekly vegetable box deliveries!
The “Recycle It Right” Pledge Challenge winning school will be announced right here w/c 28th June 2021.
And for the real stars of the show, the Wastebuster Cadets, the winners of our activity competitions will be announced right here w/c 28h June 2021.
So good luck! Happy Wastebusting!
We hope you make it to the winners “Hall of Fame”!