Litter Live Lesson 2021

Litter is a serious problem.  It looks awful, affects our health and well-being and harms wildlife. 

Just in time for our annual Spring Clean Scotland campaign, we're offering a live lesson all about Litter & Waste, with special guests from Scottish SPCA and Auchindrain Historic Township.  

This lesson has been designed for Upper Primary but all pupils are welcome

Please use these recorded lessons in your classroom along with the accompanying resources.

Litter & Waste Workshops

A series of three workshops explaining the difference between litter and waste, why both are such a huge problem, how litter affects animals, what we can learn from how we used to live, and what we can all do to reduce litter and waste.


  • Lesson 1: How Litter Affects Animals - Scottish SPCA
  • Lesson 2: How We Used to Live: Auchindrain Historic Township
  • Lesson 3: Litter vs Waste and What We Can All Do - Keep Scotland Beautiful


Litter Monster activity for Lesson 1

Woolly dolly activity for Lesson 2

Eggbox experiment for Lesson 3

Lesson contents:

  • How litter affects animals
  • Litter Monster activity
  • How we used to live
  • Woollen dolly activity
  • Sponge plate activity
  • What we can all do
  • Egg box experiment

Assembly Contents:

  • How old is this crisp packet?
  • Quiz answers
  • Examples from schools
  • Litter Stinks song

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