As part of STEAM week (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) students have been participating in a range of workshops hoisted by Westminster Council.
During our last Geography lesson, we had a workshop with Westminster Council, where we were put in groups and given the task of coming up with ways to invest £20 million pounds to make Westminster reach zero carbon emissions by 2040. This was a really fun and insightful lesson, where we learnt how small and simple changes can have a meaningful impact on the environment! For example, adapting street lights so that they use LEDs, as they do not release CO2 and are more energy-efficient. The workshop also taught us to be aware of costs, so that our ideas are achievable. This was a really enjoyable lesson, and it has certainly made us more aware of the little things around us which could be made more sustainable. Thank you Westminster Council!
I found the Geography workshop about sustainable homes really interesting as it gave me insight into what people are doing to actually make a positive environmental difference when designing and developing new buildings. Learning about our environment is a central part of Geography and this workshop showed me how Geography can lead to so many different jobs, many of which sounded very interesting to me! I enjoyed the workshop as it gave me the opportunity to see how I can use what I learn at school to make a positive environmental impact in the future. I really enjoyed working in my group to design a sustainable building. This was great fun and gave me the opportunity to use my geographical problem-solving skills.