Biodiversity Project Final
Students in Years 7 and 8 have been taking part in a Biodiversity Project this term, that has been sponsored by local charity, The Sunninghill Trust.
After weeks of research, planning, and the initial rounds of the competition, the Grand Final was held this morning in the school's Main Hall. In front of their peers, and a judging panel made up of the Headteacher, Mr Fletcher, Head of Science, Miss Lawson and Sunninghill Trust Trustee, Will Dalton, the students showed both knowledge and passion in their presentations which proposed ways to improve Biodiversity within the school.
The range of ideas was truly impressive and the competition, which has helped the students develop a range of transferable skills, will ensure that our school grounds continue to evolve for future generations of students. The students all showed excellent research skills; this was evident from the use of the Latin names used in the projects to highlight specific species and animals to the clear and concise costings which accompanies each proposal.
The winninng project was presented by Year 8 student Henry. He researched ways in which our school could encourage more bees into the local environment and proposed the introduction of new plants around the site as part of a series of 'living walls'. Not only will the specific planting encourage more insects and bees, the introduction of 'living walls' have a positive environmental impact as it has been proved that they reduce heat loss to buildings. The Sunninghill Trust has agreed to sponsor the winning project so that we can implement Henry's ideas.
We are extremely grateful for the charity's support which has helped enhance our Science curriculum. Watch the film below to hear why The Sunninghill Trust wanted to support this project.