Frequently Asked Questions

Have any questions about Dirt Is Good?

 

We've answered some key questions about Dirt Is Good below, but please get in touch if we haven't answered your question.

The Dirt Is Good Project is a programme that can be run by teachers or youth leaders with groups of young people that enables them to take action on the environmental and social causes they care about.

Teachers can sign up for the Dirt Is Good programme by providing your school contact details and postcode, and creating a password. You will then be able to login to access the Dirt Is Good handbook, activities to run with your Dirt Is Good groups and more.

The ideal group would be 8-10 students, but the programme has been designed to be flexible and able to work with smaller or larger groups. If you are working with larger numbers of students, consider splitting them into multiple groups. Smaller groups help students to get stuck in and see that everyone has a role to play.

Dirt Is Good is a process that supports young people to select their own projects and topics to tackle the social and environmental issues that they are interested in.

No, your Dirt Is Good journey can begin at any time during the year, but we would suggest you sign up before the Christmas Holidays to ensure that you have enough time to complete a cycle of the programme within an academic year and benefit from the live events.

The programme could be completed by young people of any age, but the supporting resources have been designed for those aged 7-11 and 11-14.

Dirt Is Good Changemakers do good together. It is a role they grow into. They get​ better at it with every Dirt Is Good activity they do.​

Dirt Is Good Changemakers are united in compassion; they get stuck in; they know their role; they are on a journey.​

The Dirt Is Good Way is a new way of powering up young Changemakers. It champions compassionate values and makes them visible. It aims to normalise collective action and show that everyone has a role to play in creating a better world. The Dirt Is Good Way is built upon four key principles and has been designed using insights from the latest research into what motivates young people to take action.

The four Dirt Is Good principles are that we are United in Compassion, that Everyone has a Role to Play, we can Get Stuck In and we are all On A Journey. You can find out more about Dirt Is Good Principles here.

The Dirt Is Good Way is the result of a partnership between charity Global Action Plan UK and Unilever. In the UK the Dirt Is Good Way is the foundation for the Dirt Is Good schools programme which is delivered by Future Foundations.

We offer remote/online CPD training for teachers in the UK who register for the programme. In the future we will have webinars and other online training for teachers on this website - watch this space!

We will be running bi-weekly live Q&A sessions from 8th September to 10th November and weekly  Zoom Drop-in Sessions with the Future Foundations team. Click here to find more details.

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