Recycling Heroes

Recycling Heroes is an interactive creative learning experience written around the principles of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Through a fun and informative drama workshop led by the fearless Bag Girl, participants are encouraged to find their own inner recycling hero and rid the town of the menacing Rubbish Monsters!

Bag Girl travels to schools and venues in a 100% electric car, inspiring children about greener modes of transport. See Green Ethos for more information.


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“The workshop leader was superb. She had P1-3 enthralled for an hour. Absolutely excellent! It was so interactive the timing was great.”

Jenny Meighan, P1/2 Teacher Uplawmoor Primary

“I really enjoyed the dynamic, fast paced approach. Short and active and the info was clear and easily absorbed. High fun factor”

Class Teacher, Knoxland Primary, West Dunbartonshire

“The themes – re-use, reduce, recycle were very relevant and were delivered in a fun way, which engaged the children”

Class Teacher, Cunard School, West Dunbartonshire

“Very engaging, informative & active. Children were able to further develop their current knowledge and apply it almost instantly!”

Teacher, Hyndland Primary

“It was interesting and very good advice. I hope Bag Girl will come again”

Shonagh, P3/4 pupil, Gavinburn Primary, West Dunbartonshire

“I feel I could stay a Recycling Hero forever”

P4 pupil, St Mirin’s Primary, Glasgow

Suitability: Adapted versions for Nursery, P1-3 & P4-5

Touring nurseries, schools, festivals and community venues.

Running time: 1 hour workshop

Resources: Classroom Activity Pack, Recycling Heroes Canvas Bag, Superhero Badge & Training Notes (subject to availability)

Curriculum for Excellence links
  • Social Studies: People, Place & Environment
  • Technologies: Technological Developments in Society
  • Expressive Arts: Drama
Eco Schools topics
  • Waste Minimisation, Litter, Sustaining our World

Number of workshops to date: 726

Beneficiaries reached to date: 22,034

Workshop Launch on The Isle of Eigg, Big Green Challenge Festival 2009 – May 2009

Scottish Schools and Nurseries Tour May 2009 – June 2010

Glasgow Schools Tour August – December 2010

Orkney and Shetland Isles Tour September 2010

Western Isles Tour 2010 (Lewis, Harris, Uist, Benbecula, Barra) November 2010

Scottish Islands Tour 2011 (Islay, Mull, Tiree, Gigha, Bute, Campbelltown) February – March 2011

West Dunbartonshire Schools Tour April – June 2011

Scottish Schools, Nurseries, Community Venues and Festivals Tour – July 2011 – March 2012

Glasgow Schools Tour 2013 January – March 2013
May – June 2013

Glasgow Schools Tour 2014 April – June 2014

East Renfrewshire Schools and Nurseries Tour 2015 April – June 2015

Scottish Schools, Community Venues and Festivals Tour 2016 April – November 2016

Renfrewshire Schools and Nurseries Tour January – March 2017

Scottish Schools, Nurseries and Community Venues Tour 2017 May – July 2017

Scottish Schools, Nurseries and Community Venues Tour 2018 January-March, June – October 2018

Glasgow Schools Tour 2019 March and October 2019