Your child has learnt all about the power of food waste recycling at school, now it’s time for them to complete the final stage of the mission at home with you and be in for a chance of winning some brilliant prizes for all the family.
Your homework mission
Wales has earned its place as the world's third top recycling nation, but when it comes to saving food from the bin, there's still more we could be doing.
Did you know that recycled food waste is turned into renewable energy in Wales? Fun fact: Recycling just one banana peel could produce enough energy to fully charge a smartphone.
Before you start, watch our short film with your child to find out more about this fascinating process - from your kitchen caddy to generating electricity:
Mission 1: Investigate
Some food waste can't be eaten, we call this "inedible" food and it can't be avoided. We can’t eat banana skins, eggshells, chicken bones or teabags - but we can make sure it is recycled so that it can be turned into green energy.
Together with your child, record the inedible food waste produced from a family meal using the homework sheet your child brought home.
Mission 2: Get creative and enter the competition
From the list of inedible food gathered in Task 1, choose one and design a sticker showing how recycling this food can power an electrical device in your home.
Use the blank sticker provided by your teacher to create your design.
No sticker? Make a poster for your kitchen instead.
How to enter?
Stick the sticker on your food waste caddy. You can also put the sticker or poster on your fridge
If you don't have a caddy you can order one from your council here
Submit a photo of your work for a chance to win a family day trip to one of Wales' top attractions!
What could you win?
Be in for a chance of winning a family day out at one of Wales' top attractions. There are lots of prizes up for grabs including free entry for a family of four to Folly Farm, Oakwood Park, Dan-yr-Ogof, Cefn Mably, Plantasia Tropical Zoo, Meadows Farm Village or Danger Point.