Shortly before half term QEII held our first Environment and Sustainability Day.
Students were off timetable for the day focussing on this key topic both on a local and international level. There were various sessions taken both in and out of school by local providers including -DEFA, Manx National Trust, Manx Birdlife, Manx Wildlife Trust, local farmers, the Innovation Centre, the Sawmill, Western Amenity Site, recyclying.im, Manx Fungi Group, the One World Centre and many more.
Year 10 ran their own mock Cop 26 conference, which is filling international headlines at the moment as Glasgow prepares to hold the real thing. A “living” classroom has been set up at the greenhouse. Year 7 made sustainable superhero outfits. Some of our Year 11 went out to the local River Neb and walked through it picking up any rubbish on the way. Local film producer, David Armstrong, was involved and came in to film students taking part in the day.
The aim of this day was to get students discussing climate change and how to live more sustainably on the Isle of Man. Students came together in the afternoon to share their learning, ideas and pledges on how to make the Isle of Man a greener place to live. The students were enthusiastic and thoughtful with some excellent pledges and ideas being brought forward. Thanks to everyone involved in the day!