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Litter and Waste Workshops for Westmeath Schools

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October is Ireland’s National Reuse Month and to celebrate Westmeath County Council is offering 12 workshops on the themes of Litter and Waste. The workshops will be tailored to suit primary and secondary schools in county Westmeath and will be delivered on an online* app for a live, interactive, hands-on educational experience.

Launching the workshops, Cathaoirleach Ken Glynn stated “the whole school community have worked tirelessly to get students back to school and these on-line workshops are a new way of delivering support to them. The workshops support the Green School Programme themes of “Litter & Waste” and “Global Citizenship Litter & Waste”. He continued “the workshops also support Reuse Month and will provide inspiration, skills and tools to reuse more at home, at work and at play in a fun and interactive manner”.

October is Ireland’s National Reuse Month. Reuse is about valuing what we have, by using and reusing it for as long and as often as possible. For example, you may have already reused by getting shoes resoled rather than replacing them or borrowing books from the library. Reuse Month asks everyone to go further in October by prioritising repair, buying second hand and upcycled, borrowing, swapping and refilling.

“The workshops include a talk on the topic, group discussion and games, hands-on activities and investigations that make it an engaging experience for the participants” stated Ruth Maxwell of the Council’s Environment Department.

To avail of this offer email awareness @westmeathcoco.ie with the following information: school name, contact name and contact number before 5pm on Friday 30th October 2020.

*the workshops can be pre-recorded

Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 08/10/2020