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Inspiring the next generation of active citizens


A new education programme from Nestlé Waters UK aims to inspire young people to become recycling ambassadors.

Generation supports students aged between 7 and 14 -years -old develop their skills and passion to make positive change in their school communities, at home and beyond with sustainable action plans that encourage and become active citizens.

The resources provide curriculum links to PSHE, Citizenship, Science and Geography, and offer a whole-school approach to being more actively sustainable. The resources for primary students include a range of interactive activities such as an assembly presentation, school launch guide and four workshops focused on key topics such as reusing and recycling. The secondary programme focuses on a 10-week action plan to make their schools more sustainable. It features school-wide recycling challenges and ideas about how to include their wider school community of parents, councillors and local press to make a difference in their local community.



Hayley Lloyd House, Head of Sustainability at Nestlé Waters UK said: "Thinking beyond sustainability and reducing our impact on the environment are at the heart of everything we do, and the world needs everyone to take action and do their bit now, more than ever before. By relaunching the R-Generation programme in a new way, we hope to showcase the variety of simple actions children, schools and local communities can take to create circularity in their organisations that can help reduce their impact. These small changes can have an impact on a global scale, and we can all be part of the change our planet needs for tomorrow and the future."

The R-Generation primary and secondary resource packs are now available to be downloaded for free here.

This follows Nestlé's successful virtual school trip last summer where children across the county were able to visit a wind farm, dairy farm and a coffee factory, at no cost.

Also aimed at children aged 7-12-years-old, the school trips platform is a free resource available for schools and parents and features a series of interactive videos with quizzes and games.     

To access the virtual school trips, click here.