ATLANTIC RISING CHALLENGE
In February, all S2 pupils had the opportunity to complete the “Atlantic Rising Project”, an Interdisciplinary challenge on Climate Change.
This project was run by the Geography and Modern Languages departments.
A major focus was employer engagement. Our pupils were fortunate to be briefed by representatives from the Ayrshire Joint Planning Board, EDF (Hunterston) and Strathclyde Renewables (a research department based in Strathclyde University).
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A number of local farmers also came along on the challenge days to describe the impact of climate change on their farming activities.
Pupils were split into documentary and PR teams. The PR teams produced an “animoto” (short film with numerous images, text in French and appropriate music) which could be shown on French TV to raise awareness of climate change.
The documentary teams had to research the impact of climate change on the local area and on communities around the Atlantic Ocean who have been affected by sea level change.
After this, they had to come up with various solutions to these problems. This information was then presented at the end of the day - all pupils gave a talk and presented power points, models and posters of the solutions to climate change.
The winning team and best individual speakers are listed below with the designer of the best “animoto”.
Best Speakers: Ben Lomako, Beth Knight and Carly Stewart.
Best Animoto: Ben Lawler
Winning team: Beth Knight, Lewis Robertson, Jack Ryan, Kai Skeoch, Toni Vance and Aimee Walker.
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