Y8 Climate Week Challenge

On Monday 21 March 2011, members of 8MH took place in the Climate Week Challenge. This is a National Competition to raise awareness on the important current issue of Climate Change.

They were set the challenge “Save the Planet, Save the Pounds!” The groups were expected to develop a green idea to save or make money.

Pupils had to work in groups to decide on a way to combat climate change. They had to come up with a great idea and a plan of action to make it happen. Their idea had to combat climate change by cutting greenhouse emission while also saving or making money.

8MH’s group entries were very innovative and diverse and addressed a variety of ways to both save the planet and pounds.

These included:

  • OMR: Operation Methane Reduction
  • Turbine Taps
  • Sewage Burning to generate electricity
  • Gym Power

The winning group was made up of Elliot Smith (8AW), Alice Foster (8HM), Kieran Spruce (8SBA), Katie Eptlett and Olivia Taylor (8SP). They decided to design Maryhill as an Eco School with steps on how to improve the environment through the use of solar power, collecting rain water and even through the making of the Maryhill Mini Farm.

The Geography Department wish to say thank you and well done to all members of 8MH who took part and worked sensibly and effectively all day!

Well done!