Priory Geography is an Expert Centre for the Global Learning Programme which means we try to take part in learning about global issues like sustainability, poverty, world development, the environment, climate change, etc and share this with others.
Today during BBC School Report some of Priory’s students have been doing a Sustainability Scrapheap Challenge against Milton Cross school.
The mission was this:
HMS Illustrious is being decommissioned and the navy are deciding what to do with it. Should it be turned into a floating hospital? Into a tourist venue? Or should the materials be recycled into something to make energy? What is the most sustainable decision?
Action Stations took a load of materials and scrap from the dockyard and created three scale model aircraft carriers.
The teams have to take all of the materials and use them to create a working model wind turbine farm.
The wind turbine has to look the part but also has to create a circuit that works – a lightbulb has to be lit.
It is Team Priory vs Team Milton Cross.