An investigative activity that encourages pupils to bring in items of food packaging that they consume within a week (or alternatively take notes or pictures of packaging). The origin of each item of produce or ingredient is marked on a world map using markers or stickers to create an overview of the origins of some common foods consumed in the UK.
The activity includes 3 extended activities, including measuring distances of food transportation, making a ‘food pledge box’ and using the items of packaging for crafts activities.
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- Empty Food Packaging
- Printed World Map
- Stickers (optional)
- Plant a Seed
- Be Kind to your Neighbour
Area of Learning and Experience
- Maths and Numeracy
- Science and Technology
Sandra Gustafsson is a Cardiff-based theatre designer and workshop facilitator. Since moving to Wales in 2016 to pursue a Masters at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Sandra has found a passion for educational projects and participatory arts. As a result, she has worked as a Creative Practitioner in a number of Primary and Secondary schools across South Wales as part of Arts Council of Wales’ Lead Creative Schools scheme. In addition, Sandra has recently collaborated with Wales Millennium Centre and Sparc Valleys Kids as part of the ‘Together Stronger’ partnership to deliver creative workshops for young people in community settings. Sandra is particularly intrigued by finding new purposes for recycled materials and found objects through creative projects.