Welcome to Plastic Clever Schools

FREE RESOURCES:  Primary | Secondary


A growing community of schools have decided to take action to reduce the amount of single-use plastics they use, becoming Plastic Clever in the process. 

Age is not a barrier when it comes to saving the planet, and more and more children have a growing passion to do their bit.

Do you want your school to join this teacher and pupil-led revolution for a greener world?

 With FREE workbooks, lesson plans, worksheets provided, a lot of the hard work has been done for you.

Pupils leading change
Thousands of children are leading the fight against single-use plastics in their schools.
Encouragement at every step
Keep your pupils motivated with certificates for your classroom from Amy and Ella.
FREE resources
With a teacher toolkit, pupil workbook , worksheets and lesson plans, you really do have all you need to become a Plastic Clever School.
Check out the resources

Become Plastic Clever in 3 simple steps

Let Amy give you a quick introduction to Plastic Clever Schools with this 42 second video.

Register your school and join your colleagues and fellow professionals in this important educational work.

Schools have Registered so far!

IMPACT AND BENEFITS of Plastic Clever Schools

INSPIRE: raise awareness

Pupils in action …

“The pupils loved that it had been created by kids for kids. They could relate to Amy and Ella and wanted to follow everything they were up to. They felt empowered. I had never seen children so focused, determined and engaged in learning.”


A word from Mrs Bullough …

“Plastic Clever Schools has completely changed the way we think. It has created passionate children who have lead the way in reducing the amount of single-use plastic in our school. Not only has it provided both staff and children with powerful knowledge, it has offered an easy, fun and engaging journey in becoming a Plastic Clever School.”


Other benefits include …

  • Less plastic used in the classroom
  • Educated staff and children
  • Teaching the next generation
  • Motivated approach with an award
  • Building confidence
  • Improved speaking and listening skills 
  • Children inspiring parents
  • Empowering young children.

Case Studies

WHat happens after you register?

  1. Your school profile is activated
  2. You use the FREE ready-made resources
  3. You work through three simple steps with your pupils
  4. You share your work in your profile
  5. You are awarded  Plastic Clever Status and receive a certificate, Amy and Ella’s book, a poster, window sticker and some other goodies

The steps are:

Become a Plastic Clever School in just a couple of months with these free teacher and pupil resources.

Primary School Resources

Pupil workbook

Pupil Workbook to help young people lead school action through fun activities, useful factsheets and top tips from other kids (check out a preview here)

Teacher Toolkit

Teacher Toolkit packed with curriculum resources and ideas to engage the whole school community.

Years 2-4 Scheme of Work
Years 5-6 Scheme of Work

Secondary School Resources

Student workbook

Student Workbook to help secondary-aged students to lead school action. Packed with activities, useful factsheets and top tips from other students.

Teacher Toolkit

Teacher Toolkit packed with curriculum resources and ideas to engage the secondary school community.

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