How your school can get involved in Scotland’s most exciting environmental week
Get donating, swapping, sharing and repairing for Pass it on Week
Pass it on Week is Scotland’s annual week for helping the planet by keeping items in use for as long as possible – by passing things we no longer use on to someone else.
Why should my school get involved?
Extending the life of products has a massive environmental benefit, so Pass it on Week is a great opportunity to educate children about climate change in a really practical way by looking at the things we own and don’t use, thinking about the impact making things have on the planet and taking action to get the greatest possible use out of things.
What sort of things can I do?
You can do all kinds of activities for Pass it on Week:
- Hold a swap shop with the pupils. This could be for books, DVDs, computer games, toys or clothes.
- Hold a swap shop aimed at parents, for passing on or swapping school uniforms that children have grown out of, or items like football boots and other sports equipment.
- Hold a charity donation – bring in the social benefits of passing things by collecting for a local charity.
- Hold a second hand sale and raise money – for the school or another good cause.
- Do basic repair sessions, such as showing children how to sew a button back on a piece of clothing.
What resources are available?
Get ideas – Download our Pass it on Week toolkit for ideas of what kind of event you could put on.
Plan your event – Download our ‘how-to’ guides for more info on planning a repair café, a swish, a table top/car boot sale, an upcycling workshop, a give box or a lending library.
Promote your event – We have a range of posters, including empty belly posters, general PIOW posters, ‘Donations Welcome’ posters for collections, specific posters for those holding either swap shops, repair sessions, a swish or upcycling workshops and web banners and email footer. Download them from our resources page (links in the right hand corner under ‘Related Items’).
Register you event online
You can register your event on the Pass it on Week website and let everyone know what you’re doing. We can also shout about it for you then – our national call to action will be to go to the website and find out what’s happening in your local area. Even if your event is not open to the general public, it’s still good to register it so local media can see what schools are doing in the area – you might get in the paper! Register your event in our online events listing.
If you’ve got any questions, please contact Miriam Adcock: Miriam.firstname.lastname@example.org