Global Projects

Don’t Waste, Create

Years F-10


The aim of this project is to awake more consciousness among students about resources, recycling, and avoiding waste. Focus topics include:

UPCYCLING: Create new and useful items from waste material, like handbags or shoppers from used clothes, kaftans/djellabias from curtains, shoppers from coffee, or petfood bags, etc

WATER: My way to good drinking water/ how to save water

CORN IS NOT JUST CORN: Describing and recognising different types of corn like wheat, rye, millet, oats, maize and corn products, like flour, semolina, flakes – this includes activities like cooking and baking, and a recipe book

DON'T THROW FOOD AWAY - USE IT: Useful ideas of how to buy, harvest and store food, ideas for cooking with rests – a cookbook

WEEDS FOR HEALING DEEDS: Get to know the wild plants of your surroundings (often despised as weeds) and how useful they are for cooking, but also their positive effect on our health collecting herbs, using them fresh or dried, how to make mixtures for teas, herbal salts, pestos, and ointments or lotions for health and cosmetic

URBAN GARDENING: How can you grow vegetables and fruits in the middle of the city, even on pavement? Planting ideas in recycling containers, systems that use minimum of water, possibilities with little or no soil

GARDEN TREASURES: Describing all kinds of fruit and vegetable, that grow in gardens, also wild growing ones, and their use in kitchen and medicine, but also methods of conserving and preserving them

Learning Areas



People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041)

Everyday materials can be physically changed or combined with other materials in a variety of ways for particular purposes (VCSSU045)

Design and Technologies

Identify how people create familiar designed solutions and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs (VCDSTS013)

Explore needs or opportunities for designing, and the technologies needed to realise designed solutions (VCDSCD018)


Civics and Citizenship

Explain the roles of local government and some familiar services provided at the local level (VCCCG003)


Identify and explain the interconnections within places and between places (VCGGC073)

Types of natural vegetation and the significance of vegetation to the environment, the importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected; the use and management of natural resources and waste, and different views on how to do this sustainably (VCGGK082)


Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions (VCSSU056)

Design and Technologies

Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes (VCDSTC027)


Economics and Business

Consider the effect that the consumer and financial decisions of individuals may have on themselves, their family, the broader community and the natural, economic and business environment (VCEBC005)

Design and Technologies

Investigate how people in design and technologies occupations address competing considerations, including sustainability, in the design of solutions for current and future use (VCDSTS033)

Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments (VCDSTC035)

Critique needs or opportunities for designing, and investigate materials, components, tools, equipment and processes to achieve intended designed solutions (VCDSCD038)



Nature of water scarcity and the role of humans in creating and overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa (VCGGK108)


Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations (VCSSU090)



Effects of the production and consumption of goods on places and environments throughout the world and including a country from North-East Asia (VCGGK142)

Design and Technologies

Critically analyse factors, including social, ethical and sustainability considerations, that impact on designed solutions for global preferred futures and the complex design and production processes involved (VCDSTS054)


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