Eco Committee Trip

On Thursday, six members of the Eco Committee from Years 9 and 10 attended the “Ignition COP26 Hackathon” at the University of Salford. The day began with success as the girls secured a place on the Kahoot leader board before a guided tour of the Living Lab on campus. Green walls, street trees, a rain garden and even a green roof were explored as nature-based solutions to the pressing problems of climate change in urban areas. Over a vegan working lunch, the team, with assistance from panel members from a range of organisations in the environment sector, developed ideas to answer the question: “How can we use nature to make Greater Manchester, and the people that live here, resilient to the effects of climate change?”. The students came up with a myriad of initiatives for school and the local community, with a host of socioeconomic and environmental benefits. Participants from each of the ten teams then presented their ideas; our Wellington students kicking off proceedings and setting a high standard. To round off an excellent day, we took home a birdhouse and bug hotel as keepsakes in the spirit of increasing local biodiversity! 

Dr McMahon