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The R Team! An inspiring education resource to look after our environment

An inspiring educational KS2 resource to empower children to make a difference to our environment has been created by our recycling and waste contractor Veolia.

The free set of workshops teach children how to reduce, reuse and recycle household waste; it incorporates the topics of climate change, litter and the journey of waste along the way. Aside from gaining knowledge, children are challenged to consider the actions they can take to look after our planet.

Steve Mitchell, Veolia Director (West) said: “We’re delighted to present this free resource to schools and educators in Telford and Wrekin. Children can learn about waste as a resource, and the importance of preserving natural resources and saving energy. It’s about inspiring young people, and encouraging them to think about how they can be part of caring for the planet.”

Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company, provides kerbside recycling and waste collection services in Telford and Wrekin as well as running the two Household Recycling Centres.

More information on the resource can be found on the Veolia Telford & Wrekin website.

R team picture


Lockdown Learning – BBC

As a third national lockdown is underway, the BBC is bringing hundreds of educational resources together to help with home-schooling.

Lockdown Learning on the BBC

Autism Education Trust

You can find our latest Tools for Teachers Covid-19 edition booklet and a wealth of support materials from our partners across England including two detailed case studies with practical planning tools, impact assessment and sensory profiles. 

Back-to-School and Covid-19 Information Centre – Autism Education Trust

‘Little Soundabout’ and ‘Soundabout Life’

‘Little Soundabout’ and ‘Soundabout Life’ are Soundabout’s three-year project funded by Youth Music, Global’s Make Some Noise and the Tambour Foundation.  Little Soundabout is for early years children and their families and Soundabout Life is for young adults going through the transition from children to adult services. The project began in June 2019 and will finish in May 2022.

Soundabout is a music and disability charity specialised in working with people who have profound and multiple disabilities (PMLD).  We believe that all people with a learning disability should have access to interactive musical experiences that enhance their life and development.

Both projects aim to empower parents, carers and siblings to use our simple sound-based techniques in their homes to support communication, wellbeing and development.  Soundabout will achieve this by doing two key things:

  1. Offering FREE newly developed resources for both early years children and young adults. These will be physical copies of the new resource and access to our new website that hosts all the project resources.
  2. We will match one of our specialist music practitioners with families/carers to work one-to-one offering playful musical interaction.  This offer is currently available online but will be offered in homes when it is safe to do so.

By doing these two things, we aim to leave a legacy for families and carers to be able to use simple, playful sound techniques to deepen communication, wellbeing and development with the people they care for.

Who is eligible to join the project?

Early Years

Our early years families will have a child with profound and multiple disabilities under the age of 5 years old, we can work with children until they start their full-time school place.

Young Adults

Our young adults will be 19-25 years old and have profound and multiple disabilities.  They young person will either be closely approaching or currently experiencing transition to adult services.

How many individual music sessions can be accessed? can each family expect?

Up to 4 individual music sessions per year are available (depending on when the family join the project), families that join in year 1 will be able to continue to access the project until either their early years child attends school, or the three-year project has finished.

How to get involved?

If you are a family, a practitioner, a children or young adult service provider or have any other interest in the project.  Please contact Soundabout to ask for more information. Please also keep an eye out on our website for updates, as the project evolves more material will become freely available to access online.   

Phone: 01235 797474

Little Soundabout Flyer (Jan 21)      Soundabout Life Flyer (Jan 21)