Scottish Spring Clean 2023

Did you know that spring cleaning is not just a practice related to cleaning homes after long and cold winters, but a tradition linked to some cultures and religions around the world that has been practiced for centuries?

But what does spring cleaning have to do with the environment? Why do we find ourselves needing a Spring Clean Campaign every year? And what would happen if we didn’t?

Thank you to Play Scotland for joining us this week!  


Lessons for P4 to S2

A series of interactive lessons and activities open to all ages, to inspire pupils to take part in our annual Spring Clean Scotland Campaign and join the fight against litter!

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Lesson 1: What is Spring Cleaning?

Learn about the history of spring cleaning, what does it mean today and why we need to Spring Clean Scotland every year.  How many answers can you guess in our Guess The Cleaning Item game?


Lesson 2: Impact of Litter on Wildlife

Stories, facts and figures about pollution in land and sea. All about how the litter we drop can make its way to the sea, affecting living creatures and causing environmental issues. 


Lesson 3: Clean Environment & Happiness

Jenny Lester from Play Scotland will join us to talk about games, the wonders and history of playing, and why we really need to look after our playgrounds and parks.


Lesson 4: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

What is the real source of litter and why is it getting worse? Understanding the three Rs and the little and big things we can do to help.



Remembering what we have learned during the week and looking at all the great work schools did throughout the week.  




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