Suitable for years 1-8 the Sea Cleaners Kit will see you and your students identify a local environment - stream, school, green space, park or beach. We will provide everything you need to conduct a clean up. You’ll be drawing quadrats and reinforcing that all waterways end up at the ocean. It’s the perfect Term 4 activity.

Our kits are always free but they do come with certain time-framed conditions.  Most often you'll be asked to return an image, a flipgrid, a sample of student work or a professional response regarding your learning experience within a certain timeframe.

Conditions are clearly outlined at the point of registration and you'll need to use your own judgement in regards to whether the kit suits you and your students.

Key information regarding this kit

This is the perfect kit for environmentally conscious and caring kids. The need to be proactive about protecting sealife and keeping our environment clean is paramount. Your students will learn that regardless of where you find rubbish, if not collected and put where it rightfully belongs it will end up in our waterways and the sea. This is a kit that guides students to take action and understand the importance of their actions. Students will identify an area they want to clean, collect all the rubbish they can from that area on a given day using the sacks and gloves provided, photograph it. Your students will go on and catergorise the rubbish they collected and complete a collaborative analysis sheet of their findings. This can be displayed in the classroom, or school to reminding them of the great work they have done and to highlight the environmental issues we all have a part to play in improving.

Finally, your students will be able to put some of the trash they collected to a much better use- by selecting and collaging small pieces onto images of sea creatures, also included in the kit. This will further symbolise the importance of their work.

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Q: What can I do as a teacher, in preparation for teaching this kit?

A: When you receive the kit, download the Teacher Guide, so you familiarise yourself with what the kit is all about and how to go about managing your ‘BIG Clean-up’.

Q: When School Kit refers to ‘non-negotiable’ what exactly does that mean?

A: It means that is the minimum expectation and it is what you have agreed to do, when registering for this kit. You agreed to send teacher/student feedback about the Sea Cleaners Kit to us no later than December 5th.We will send you a link to submit your feedback closer to the time. Feedback will be in the form of responding to a few very short questions, on a link we will send you. You will be also be asked to upload a photo showing the rubbish you collected (placed inside the goal circle of your netball court). It is not designed to be an arduous task- it is what we use to help us deliver the best resources possible and Warehouse Stationery, the sponsor of the kit, will get to see them what wonderful learning is taking place in classrooms across NZ, thanks to them.

Q: What do I do if I need an extension for the Sea Cleaners Kit?

A: All we ask is that you talk to us. You can phone any one of us ( a phone number can be found at the bottom of any email you have received from us), or email us on We are not fussy about how you make contact, but love you to let us know if you can not meet the agreed deadline. When making contact tell us when you can have the feedback to us by. We are very reasonable and understanding here at School Kit HQ, so will simply add a note to your file and then you will not be contacted again until we have received the feedback, by the new date you suggest.

Q: Where can I find inspiring ideas for this kit?

A: Join the School Kit Facebook Squad, if you are not already a member and then search ‘Sea Cleaners’. You will see all the posts that teachers have shared. This is a great way to glean ideas and you may see something that sparks an idea you may have never thought of. Remember to check out the Teacher Feedback above for this kit also, as it will be added as it becomes available.

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