Step 1 – Separate Collection
“What is a rejection?”
Starting from this simple question, the animator collects the ideas, definitions and perceptions that children have of rejections, highlighting how, in the common sense, the rejection is considered something dangerous, ugly, dirty and must therefore be removed.
The purpose of the activity is to ignite a debate and unmask unexpected clichés on the concept of “rejection” and give guidance on:
– How separate collection works.
– The importance of re-use and recycling.
– What each of us can do to control waste production.
The interventions, agreed with the teachers in Phase 1, include a theoretical and a laboratory part, with an always experimental approach, through these two types of activities:
Involve children with activities related to TRASH ART, a true contemporary art form in which industrial waste, parts of broken mechanisms and other household waste are used to create art objects. Today it has acquired maximum relevance and is one of the most widespread methods of education and creative “struggle” against environmental pollution.
Or in the simplest, but nevertheless important and formative game of the recognition of materials and the different CATEGORIES OF WASTE.