With over 30 years combined experience in Early Years education, My Recycled Classroom formed in August 2018, after realising that there was an urgent need for educationalists and practitioners to have a serious rethink about the resourcing of their classrooms.
Having worked with young children for many years in environments that were ‘plastic-fantastic’ and unsustainable (both ecologically and financially), My Recycled Classroom evolved to tackle the plastic problem head-on by working with children, teachers, local authorities and communities to deliver high out-put, no budget solutions to Early Years provision and beyond.
We are currently establishing the UK’s first recycled classroom at Beecroft Garden Primary School in South East London.
All our resources and environments are made from free or found materials including old clothing, supermarket packaging, single-use plastics, cable reels, carpet cylinders, building waste, found natural resources, used pens & glue sticks, discarded bicycle wheels, old CDs, disused tennis rackets and much more.
What we do is all about working with and listening to children themselves and creating something intriguing and sustainable to save money whilst saving the planet. We create purposeful environments to improve educational outcomes and shift mindsets. We are passionate about taking the ‘sigh’ factor out of recycling. Who said that changing the world has to be boring?