E3 In and Out of the Classroom
From the start of the school year, participants have been engaging pupils in Learning for Sustainability, through classroom activities that they have created themselves and use of classroom resources from EDF Energy’s The Pod and some outdoor learning by partaking in Energy visits across the country, which has been a fantastic insight for pupils and is a great STEM Careers activity.
Pupils from Isobel Mair School visited Whitelee Windfarm, Torness Power Station has received a visit from pupils at Cairneyhill and Elphinstone Primary School and pupils from Kinmylies Primary School will be visiting Moy Windfarm after the holidays. Having had Solar Panels installed at their school, Edinburgh Junior Academy, held a whole school assembly where their Facilities Manager talked about his career as an Electrical Engineer and informed the pupils that since their solar panels were installed 20 months ago, they have saved an astonishing £25,000 in electricity costs!
E³ participants also attended a twilight session which provided teachers with a deeper understanding of applying the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), connecting STEM, innovation and sustainable development, looking at Scotland’s stance and achievements with the Global Goals. It also looked at the challenges attached to measuring success of schools implementing an SDG.
Teachers are currently planning their Local Authority/Cluster workshops which are to be delivered in November/December where they will showcase what they have achieved so far through the E³ programme and help instil confidence in fellow practitioners in their delivery of Learning for Sustainability.
A tremendous start to the E³ journey in this new school year, the participants are doing some great work and we look forward to continuing to share their stories with you.
Have a look at our website for more information on the E³ professional learning programme.
17 October 2017