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Educating children about food waste: the Year 10 challenge

Educating children about food waste: the Year 10 challenge
Educating children about food waste: the Year 10 challenge
This paper reports on an outreach programme that has specifically targeted issues relating to food waste. The University of Southampton has launched a longitudinal Widening Participation programme called “Learn with US”. The programme includes a series of events to engage and motivate learners aged 11-18 who have the potential to enter Higher Education, and who may not currently be considering it, and also to raise the profile of important contemporary topics. The Year 10 Food Waste Challenge stimulated interest, discussion and debate and generally raised teachers’, students’ and mentors’ awareness of food waste issues. As well as describing and evaluating the project, this paper showcases some of the learning materials developed, reports on the practical/ logistical issues encountered, summarizes results from the different activities, evaluates feedback from students and their mentors, and highlights potential future developments. The Challenge would probably benefit from being offered to a slightly older age group and structured such that more activities took place on the university’s premises.
waste management, food waste, Education
International Waste Working Group
Williams, Ian
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Corsi, Josephine
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Williams, Ian
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Williams, Ian and Corsi, Josephine (2013) Educating children about food waste: the Year 10 challenge. In Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium. International Waste Working Group..

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This paper reports on an outreach programme that has specifically targeted issues relating to food waste. The University of Southampton has launched a longitudinal Widening Participation programme called “Learn with US”. The programme includes a series of events to engage and motivate learners aged 11-18 who have the potential to enter Higher Education, and who may not currently be considering it, and also to raise the profile of important contemporary topics. The Year 10 Food Waste Challenge stimulated interest, discussion and debate and generally raised teachers’, students’ and mentors’ awareness of food waste issues. As well as describing and evaluating the project, this paper showcases some of the learning materials developed, reports on the practical/ logistical issues encountered, summarizes results from the different activities, evaluates feedback from students and their mentors, and highlights potential future developments. The Challenge would probably benefit from being offered to a slightly older age group and structured such that more activities took place on the university’s premises.

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Published date: October 2013
Keywords: waste management, food waste, Education

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Local EPrints ID: 418836
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/418836
PURE UUID: 59fdaa6e-eeac-412e-af4a-2bea8b375ebd
ORCID for Ian Williams: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0121-1219

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Date deposited: 23 Mar 2018 17:30
Last modified: 22 Nov 2021 02:52

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Author: Ian Williams ORCID iD
Author: Josephine Corsi

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