Cross Curricular Day 2021
On Tuesday 29th June, we had our Cross Curricular Day - this year's theme was Climate Change. The normal timetable was abandoned and instead each Year group worked together to look at how climate change is affecting the world we live in and what we can do to try and help. We are privileged to say that we were also part of the very first Schools Climate Summit. Due to restrictions this was held virtually, but a short pre-recorded video was shown highlighting what we would be doing on the day.
There were some absolutely incredible activities going on across the school. Year 7 held a banquet down in our Wild Area, to highlight the issues of food waste and responsible sourcing.
Year 8 made, amongst other things, beautiful compostable gardens, which will hopefully soon grow their own cress and various other herbs. They also learned about various animal species, where they got to meet some special guests!
Year 9 worked on the water cycle, creating their own miniature climates in a bag! They looked at water availability and how lucky we are here to have unlimited access to it - they tried their hand at carrying water buckets on their heads (with multi-coloured balls standing in for water!) so that they could appreciate how hard it is for some people in poorer nations who are not as lucky as we are.
Year 10 went Eco-fashion mad - designing T-shirts and tie-dying their own with natural dyes. They also made their own food, using only locally sourced ingredients. It all looked amazing! They also looked at energy consumption and how much we waste on a daily basis, then they measured their energy output whilst doing various activities to see how much energy they could generate - they managed enough to power an XBox for three whole days!
The whole day was a huge success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A huge thank you to all the staff for organising such an unusual day.