Students take part in action learning through collecting an composting their lunch scraps at school.

Composting at school helps students to learn about the carbon cycle as well as practical hands on skills with achievable, observable outcomes. There are many types of composts, such as bays, tumblers and cones and schools can choose the best method for their site. The school gardens will flourish! See our compost curriculum and fact sheets below for more ideas.

Wirrabirra PS environmental monitors and their compost tumbler

Wirrabirra Primary School's Environmental monitors in their permaculture garden with their compost tumbler.

Related Items

  • WWS Composting fact sheet »

    A Waste Wise Schools fact sheet on composting

  • Make bottled compost »

    A WWS guide to making your own bottled compost

  • Compost chapter »

    This is the WWS full activity booklet for Compost, suitable for upper primary, however the activities can be extended or simplified.