Our Environment Day
On Monday 2 July, the College will be holding its first totally cross-curricular day, with a theme of ‘Our Environment’. All students in Years 7 - 10 and the Lower Sixth, will be involved in planning and running one of the projects based on our theme. Each project will set the students a particular task and they have to decide how best to approach this. It is hoped that each group will deliver a tangible outcome and that many projects will continue to positively influence College life into the future.
One of the main principles of the day is that the students will be involved in activities that are similar to those undertaken in real life work situations. These will include website and buildings design, business and strategic planning, ‘pitching’ ideas and a whole range of other skills.
I would therefore be delighted to hear from any members of the Salesian Community, who would be willing to share their expertise with our pupils. Please read the full list of activities below and contact me for further details.
This promises to be a really exciting and challenging day for all concerned.
Mr Scott Gore firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Environment Day Projects
1. Biology ‘round robin’ of activities based on biodiversity in the school grounds.
2. To design and construct a model of a sports hall and maths block as an eco-building, using good practice from around the school.
3. To investigate whether happiness ratings of Salesian students are correlated with: type of built environment in the school; number of companions present.
4. To compare the energy efficiency of the new Music School to older parts of the school and to make recommendations, based on cost, of how this could be improved.
5. Redesign and redevelop the compound and playing field to improve usage and make it aesthetically pleasing.
6. To prepare a feasibility study into the implementation of a car sharing scheme for students and staff at the College.
7. To produce a newspaper of ‘Our Environment Day’ to act as a record of all activities.
8. To produce a documentary of ‘Our Environment Day’ to record all activities.
9. A visit to the Hampshire Record Office in Winchester to research the history of Farnborough. To produce a website / film about their findings.
10. Research and produce a report on the feasibility of renewable energy sources being utilised around the College.
11. Creation of a website for our pupils based around health and fitness / extra-curricular opportunity.
12. How can we work to reduce unnecessary photocopying / printing in school by both students and staff?
13. How can we improve the litter situation around the College, using the themes Reduce, Reuse, Recycle?
14. Theatre in Education – to produce a play that addresses the issues of cyber-bullying and ties in with the education package designed by project 15.
15. To create a cyber-bullying education package for delivery to Year 8/9 students.
16. To investigate and put into action means of extending our commitment to recycling.
17. Creating Art from ‘re-used’ materials or objects from the environment.
18. How can we cut back on the amount of food waste generated by our pupils?
19. How much energy and money is lost through lights being left on unnecessarily around the College? How can this be addressed?
20. Is it possible to create an outdoor performance area at the College? How should it be designed? How should it be used?
21. To create an ecobusiness, based on recycling modern technology.
OUR ENVIRONMENT DAY