February 23rd, 2015

Educational workshop dedicated to English Winter Camp 2015 participants – named „Don’t give in electronic waste”.

Target Group
Educational workshop ,,Don’t give in electronic waste” took part on the 11th of February 2015 during charity camp English Winter Camp 2015, that was held in Darzlubie located in Puck District. 36 children in age from 8 to 5 years from – Gdansk Children’s Home ,,Na Polanie”, Family Children’s Home Nr 2 in Gdynia, Hospice Foundation, Gdynia MOPS, PUCK GOPPS – participated in the workshop.
The Campers were divided into 2 age groups. Each group took part in separate lessons about e- waste that lasted 2 hours. The first team joined children in age from 12 to 15 years, the second one consisted of younger children in age from 8 to 11 years. During practical excercises, each group was additionally divided into 3 inner teams.

Worshop’s Goal
The main goal of ,,Don’t give in electronic waste” was to provide knowledge about environment consequences of improperly disposed electronic devices and how to avoid them – to English Winter Camp 2015 participants. Furthermore we decided to shape children’s pro-ecological environmentally-friendly attitude.

Part 1 – theoretical issues
1. Introduction Discussion about natural environment, ecology, protecting our surrundings. Participants in details explained how did they understand those phrases. Later children had an opportunity to talk about recycling process. Children became aquainted with recycling methods and places where people can segragate wastes. The Campers found out what colours did dustbins have and what sort of wastes were dedicated to them.
2.Disscussion named ,,What kind of electric and electronic devices do you know? Children’s task was to give some examples of electric and electronic objects which were located around them at that moment such as: ligthning bulb, projector, computer. Each child obtained a next task to write out at least 3 electric or electronical devices. Then our Campers were obliged to stick proper picture on a board with some names of devices. The participants listed also other electronic tools or devices which were often used by people at home, school, office, on the street, during camps or trips . All these objects can become electronic wastes.
3. Children found out how to recognize if a particular device is an example of electronic waste or not – in case that it’s not immediately obvious for kids on first sight. Each of 4 groups got a set of electronic devices to observe and explore. Their main task was to seek out a sign ,,crossed trash” (means prohibited from disposing of garbage) on devices that were prepared for the workshop. Children also got a crossword to fill in – in order to memorize some new information.
4. Children came to a conclusion that the best option to cope with electronic wastes was to fix devices. Thanks to that solution people can save not only enivronment, but also the money. If some objects are impossible to fix, broken devices can be given to shops for instance.
5. Children listed some ,,Good advices in reference to electronic wastes” and various examples of ways for limiting energy consumption. Kid’s conclusion was the fact that the best way to reduce energy consumption was spending a free time outside rather than staying at home.
6. The Campers also played Chinese Whispers. Given Key words in a game provided some chosen devices that were chosen by trainers.
7. The greatest attraction for kids was definitely a radio game. Each children chose one electronic device and one by one told some stories about device’s applications and gave some hints about coping with a situation when it’s broken down (imitating radio audition).

Part 2 – practice
Children were divided into 4-people teams. All teams were obliged to prepare a poster which presented electronical devices, machines and ways for economic usage of them. After making the posters the teams presented their work results. Poster session was a conclusion of the workshop and kind of a knowledge summary of information that children got during the first thereotical part of ,,Don’t give in electronic waste”. Alll participant obtained rewards – gadgets from company AURAEKO for their commitment and successful work. English Camp orginizers would like to heartily thank AURAEKO for supporting an initiative and being an on basis of merit partner in pro-
ecological area.