Win a class in/excursion this Christmas

We are challenging OOSH/vacation care and early childhood centres to choose to reuse this Christmas. To enter, your group must make a reuse Christmas tree for the classroom. Size does not matter, make it as big or as small as you want. The key criteria is that everything must be made out of reuse resources, from the tree to the decorations. 

Reuse resources include items you can find in the recycling bin, around the house, or even in your lunchbox. The idea is to divert resources from going into landfill and give them a new life so you simply cannot use anything new!

This will be a great chance to talk about how much waste we make and where it goes. It will also allow students to get creative and think about how they can reuse old disregarded items. You could even visit Reverse Garbage to get inspired by our warehouse full of reuse resources that have been saved from going into landfill.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Collect bottle caps to use as baubles. They are also a great way to add pops of colour.
  • Raid the recycling bin for boxes or anything that you can repurpose into a Christmas tree or decorations. A cereal box could be used to cut out shapes for decorations.
  • Have some old CDs lying around the house? They could make great baubles.

Read on for more info on how to enter!

THE PRIZE: A class incursion or excursion with Reverse Garbage Education. There will be two winning classes, one in the OOSH/vacation care category and one in the early childhood category.

TO ENTER:  Follow the instructions below and enter via social media OR via email. 

Via social media:

  1. Post a picture (on Instagram or Facebook) of your reuse Christmas tree using #RGchristmascomp 
  2. Tag so we see it.


Via email:

  1. Email a picture of your classroom’s reuse Christmas tree to

Remember the Christmas tree and all its decorations must be made out of entirely reuse resources (no new, store-bought items).


  • Open to all OOSH/Vacation care and early childhood centres within metropolitan Sydney.
  • Competition closes at 11.59pm on 23/12/2021 (AEST)
  • The winners will be announced on Instagram and will be contacted directly by 15/01/2023
  • The judges will be looking for the most original and creative reuse ideas.
  • The Christmas tree must be made out of reuse resources. Any entries containing new, store-bought products/ decorations will be disqualified.
  • This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.

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