ESOL recycling project presentation Archive for 2019

Release Date: 7 December 2018

As part of their project on recycling, an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) group organised a presentation for their fellow students at Gardyne Campus on Friday 7 December and have provided the following summary for those unable to attend the presentation:

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The group taking part in a creative challenge.

The event saw two speakers presenting different approaches to the topic of recycling.

The first speaker was Jackie Beresford, Dundee and Angus College’s environment officer. Not only did she mention general aspects of recycling at the college, she also emphasised its uniqueness in using cutlery, cups and packaging from bio products and producing compost to maintain grounds as well as provide students with high quality fertiliser.

The other presenter, Sandy Greene from SCRAPantics, had a different view about how to reduce excess waste material. This non-profit organisation offers people a place and opportunity to convert waste into art and design projects. Reducing waste is not their only aim, the focus is also on bringing the community together, whether it is art and craft master classes, children’s parties and fun days or bespoke workshops to fit alongside the curriculum. As an example, the audience were given a small challenge to invoke creative thinking.

A survey was conducted at the end of the presentation, and the results showed that the majority of the students enjoyed the presentation and also expanded their knowledge in this field.

Should you want to find out more about SCRAPantics please visit their Facebook page: