Devon schools are leading 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).
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!
Free composting support and learning for schools
We offer FREE support to primary and secondary schools in Devon and Torbay 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.
Find out more and book a visit
Contact the Devon Community Composting Network team to book a free visit and for more details: