T4.1 Litter Collection Team

In this challenge you must lead a small team who act as a mini cleaning company and maintain an area of the school litter free for two weeks

Tick List for this Challenge (The Spec.)

  1. Did you lead a team of 4 including yourself?
  2. Did you organise it so that different people in your team were on duty at different times?
  3. Did you talk to the caretaker or teacher in charge to make sure your team worked on the worst area?
  4. Did you collect evidence of what the area was like before your team took it on?  (Photo maybe?)
  5. Did you take a photo (with a date stamp) of each day your team was on duty to show how clear you kept it?
  6. Did you get no help from the regular cleaning team?
  7. Did you get a signature from the caretaker or regular cleaning team to prove they were happy with your work?
  8. Did you do two whole weeks without forgetting or slacking once (you may have had to cover for members of your team)
  9. Did you personally check the quality of work of your team each day?

Assessment for this Challenge

Any challenge that requires learners to manage a team of 4 or more people to offer a service to their community or other people reliably on a daily or regular basis

Minimum Pass = You tick all of the points on the tick list

Excellent pass = You will have ticked all the items on the list AND all of the statements in the table below are also true.

If you have passed at least the minimum, upload it to Project Aspire and have it peer marked.

What to prove   Statement   Examples to look for in the litter challenge  

I can take responsibility


I have led in a team where I have a daily role.  I have remembered to do my job every day and sometimes when someone else in the team is away I have done their job without being told to. My team and I decided on the different roles and who should do them.  We change roles sometimes.


The area the team is responsible remains clear of litter every day for two weeks without fail even though sometimes people from the team may be absent.

I can manage the team


I make sure that everyone in our team knows what our team targets are.  I keep the group on task.  For evidence I could let you see a plan I have made that shows who is supposed to do what and by when OR a video/ audio of me getting the team working


The whole team are involved during the two weeks.  They always know when they are on duty and what you require them to do.  They are always in pairs to allow for any problems.

I can build team strengths

For level 4 you need evidence that you can put yourself in other people’s position and see THE SAME argument from two different sides.  When two people are arguing can you understand both points of view.  For evidence you could re-enact or explain when you used this skill to solve an argument in your team.


If there are arguments in the team about who is doing what, you settle these.  The team feel you have been fair and have not asked others to do what you were not willing to do.

I can evaluate the team

When someone in my team has a complaint about me, I listen to what they have to say, make lots of eye contact and see if I can agree with anything.  I thank them and don’t get cross.  I praise each person in my team very specifically (say exactly how and what they did well) and am honest and open about exactly what I have done well and badly.


In your report you describe what the team did well and what could have been improved.  You have found ways to praise everyone in your team for the role they have played in allowing you all to be successful.




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