Sustainable Materials
A workshop with the aim of developing a product using sustainable materials for a particular target audience.  This includes exploring different types of plastics and the issues of recycling.
Curriculum Topics:  Materials, Physical Properties, Environment, Careers
sustainable materials
Years 3-9

How the day works

The workshop will allow students to explore relevant issues of the use of plastics, recycling and sustainable markets.  

An opportunity for students to explore one of the most important current topics. Students investigate the different issues around sustainability in the context of developing a new sustainable product. The chance to be creative is combined with discussion and the opportunity for students to make decisions around the materials used in their product. Start the conversation around sustainability with this inspiring and thought provoking workshop. 

Topics covered are:

  •    The uses of plastics in everyday life
  •    Issues around plastic recycling
  •    Sustainable sourcing of materials
  •    Product testing with essential oils
  •    Designing a product for a target audience

The goals for the workshop are to:

  •    Introduce the idea of sustainable products and moving away from single use plastics.
  •    Design and market a sustainable product.
  •    Introducing students to safe working with chemicals.
Curriculum topics:
  • identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock;
  • describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials;
  • talk and write about their opinions, and explain their views, on issues that affect themselves and society;
  • that resources can be allocated in different ways and that these economic choices affect individuals, communities and the sustainability of the environment.


How much does it cost?

Each session is a minimum of 1.5 hours, we can be flexible in providing back-to-back sessions across the school day delivering to different class groups.  This could allow 2-3 class groups to take part in a full day delivery.

State & SEN discounted*

  • £500/ full day
  • £275/ half day 
  • Bookings on 2 consecutive days 10% discount
  • 3 or more bookings in same enquiry 20% discount

Independent Schools £600/ full day, £330 half day


* As part of SATRO's charitable purpose  

We may have funding available to support your ability to take part in this workshop particularly for schools with high levels of Pupil Premium.  Please enquire when booking.