Since the summer, REMONDIS’ educational project has been visiting kindergartens and schools in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia to put on theatre performances and teach children and teenagers about protecting the environment, conserving our planet’s natural resources and separating recyclable waste. A further module has now been developed which can be used at local family events. Here, too, the “RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS on Tour” get their audience involved in fun and creative activities to inform them about recycling.
As with the others, this module seeks to show which recycling materials go in which bin and why it is so important to segregate and sort waste. During the games, a specially trained team of experienced teachers and actors, who know all about these subjects, talk to the visitors to find out more about their local situation. By doing so both the children and their parents get to learn more about handling recyclables.
What goes in what bin? Just one of the subjects covered by the RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS
When they are on tour, the RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS have a circus tent to provide the visitors with a roof over their heads. Whether it be a wall building activity, a creative recyclables stand, a recyclables race or a singing workshop – everything has been developed especially for children and fits together and complements each other perfectly. In principle, this “RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS on Tour” module is suitable for every type of family event such as open days, environmental events, jubilees, city festivals, company family days or special educational events.
The RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS went ‘on tour’ for the very first time on 15 September when they attended an open day held by Wirtschaftsbetriebe Oberhausen. We are proud to say that they turned out to be the main attraction there. The wide range of games and activities put on by the RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS proved to be really popular among the families with children. The mixture of the games, creative workshops and infotainment attracted both young and old so that there was a steady flow of visitors to the stand from start to finish. The younger visitors were taught more about the importance of segregating recyclables through play. The adults also had questions about recycling and the shortage of natural resources which the RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS were able to answer. Moreover, contact was made to teachers who wished to use the “RECYCLING PROFESSIONALS“ board game in their classes and to have the theatre performance held at their schools. All in all, this premiere was a true success and everyone is looking forward to taking part in more open air events.