Stage 1 students get hands-on experience designing and constructing with waste materials, encouraging them to develop important problem-solving skills.

Many of our workshops are based around group exercises that encourage kids in Year 1 and Year 2 to work collaboratively and share their skills and knowledge.

We’re currently running four Stage 1 workshops: Watch It Go, Characters, Big Box City and Creature Comforts. Customised workshops are available on request.

Reverse Garbage workshops take students through a design process, aligned with NSW Syllabus outcomes, to facilitate creative thinking and collaboration essential to sustainability.

 

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WATCH IT GO

Make: Discover the tricks of tops and make cool patterns while you spin. In this STEAM workshop students will make simple spinning tops with CDs and textas then use them to draw amazing patterns. With the basics down, students are challenged to design and make their own spinning top from reuse materials.

Duration: 60 minutes
Venue: Your place or ours
Price: $10 per student (+GST)
Age: Designed for Stage 1 students (but can be adapted to other year levels if required)
Capacity: maximum 25 students (or 1x class)
NSW Syllabus links: ST1- 7PW

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CHARACTERS

Make: Bring characters to life with materials that were destined for landfill. Students will work with a variety of re-used materials to make toys, puppets and dolls. Students will develop problem-solving skills and design and construction skills using re-used materials.Students will a variety of re-used materials to make toys, puppets and dolls.

Duration: 60 minutes
Venue: Your place or ours 
Price:
$10 per student (+GST)
Age: Designed for Stage 1 students (but can be adapted to other year levels if required)
Capacity: maximum 25 students (or 1x class)
NSW Syllabus links: HT1-2, EN1-6B, DRAS1.1, DRAS1.2, DRAS1.3

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BIG BOX CITY

Construct your own buildings, cars, parks, roads and people and bring them together in a big box city! Students will work collaboratively to create a city using packaging materials typical of any household recycling bin.

Duration: 90 minutes
Venue: Your place or ours 
Price:
$10 per student (+GST)
Age: Designed for Stage 1 students (but can be adapted to other year levels if required)
Capacity: maximum 25 students (or 1x class)
NSW Syllabus links: ST1-14BEST1-12MW, ST1-13MW, ST1-5WT

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CREATURE COMFORTS

Explore the hidden world of mini-beasts. Using materials saved from landfill, students make their own bug, spider, snail or butterfly and a habitat for it to live in. Students will develop simple construction techniques and an understanding of visual representation.

Duration: 90 minutes
Venue: Your place or ours
Price: $10 per student (+GST)
Age: Designed for Stage 1 students (but can be adapted to other year levels if required)
Capacity: maximum 25 students (or 1x class)
NSW Syllabus links: ST1-11LWST1-12MW, ST1-13MW, ST1-5WT

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