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.
It’s that time of year again! A team of would-be journalists have invaded Action Stations at the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth in order to spend the day learning how to make the news.
BBC School Report is run each year and over 1000 schools take part with thousands of children aged 12-15 taking part.
The students representing @priorygeography this year are mostly from Year 8 with a few experienced Year 9 students who took part last year who are acting as mentors and guiding the day.
Topics of the day include the decommissioning of HMS Illustrious and its future, how to be sustainable, the tourist attractions of the dockyard, interviewing the public about the future of the dockyard itself and any other news that breaks.
Stories will be posted on here as they are written, but tune back in at 2pm to see the final filmed report!
Priory students have been developing ideas on changing HMS Illustrious now it is being decommissioned. Should it be a tourist attraction? Should it be sent to Hull? Or should it be sustainably recycled into a new wind turbine farm? Your thoughts?