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UC Crew boosts St Helens recycling rates during Halloween 2022

Posted on 01 Nov, 2022

Recylable Halloween Games for kids

UC Crew toured schools and youth clubs delivering recycling Halloween activities for children and young people, whilst providing additional workshops to youth workers, teachers and coaches on how to create engaging youth activities during the spooky season that provide a lower carbon footprint and boost recycling rates.

Recyling Newspaper

Children and adults enjoyed our Halloween teamwork games of creating an invisible man (out of newspapers), mummy (toilet roll or expired bandages) and robot (cardboard).

Mummy Face

Mummy Face used a small amount of expired clean bandages from a club’s retired first aid or toilet roll to create a mummy mask on a teammate’s face.

In some of the workshops children and parents decorated each others faces.

Pumpkins for sports

We used pumpkins as props for photos and Halloween challenges to feature a pumpkin with a Breaking (Break Dancing) move. Pumpkins was donate to students after the halloween activities with instructions of what they can do with the pupmkin at home for cooking and carving.

Utilising pumpkins for sports and dance activities (e.g. Breaking/Break Dancing), we created the ‘Pumpkin Challenge’ Breaking event but we encouraged sports coaches to replace their goal posts, cones, spots and weights with pumpkins to generate interest in eating season vegetables (pumpkins and squashes) which are grown locally at farms across the borough.

The St Helens Eco Hip Hop Project has been funded by the National Lottery Fund