Devon schools have led the way in composting their organic waste and using it as a valuable learning resource with a range of support from Devon Community Composting Network (DCCN). However since March 2017 funding from DCC has ceased so our services now have to be paid for by schools.
Why compost at school?
Around a third of waste at schools is food waste. By reducing this where possible, and composting the rest schools can save money, create a valuable resource and reduce their environmental impact. The composting process is also a fantastic learning resource. There are opportunities to learn about life-cycles, soils, rocks, gardening, mini-beasts, just to start with!
Composting support and learning for schools
We offer support to primary and secondary schools in Devon and beyond to help them compost their food and garden waste and use it as a learning resource. We can guide your school step-by-step in setting up, looking after and using your compost. We have also co-created a range of learning resources including curriculum linked lesson plans in the Compost Curriculum and a bi-termly Devon Schools Sustainability e-Bulletin.
We also work closely with the Growing Devon Schools Partnership to support schools bring the whole food cycle and outdoor curriculum into the school day. This includes training and regular school forum days to share experience, skills and resources.