International Education Week
Every November, British Council organises various activities to come together to recognise the value of bringing the world into the classroom and celebrate international work in schools. The UK hosted the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 to bring together world leaders to commit to urgent global climate action. Many schools across the UK got involved with a range of practical ways to make a difference to the world. STEM club students started a project with international partner school in Ghana. Aim of the project was to research and find out how big is the impact of using fossil fuels on climate change and our planet and how to reduce this by using renewable energy resources.
Students came up with many ideas of Countering Climate Change with Renewable Energy Technologies. As part of their project work, students worked in teams and built wind turbines to describe the advantages of using them and producing electricity. During this joint programme with a partner school in Ghana, Bow students were given opportunities not only to develop essential social skills but also to continue their project work during Christmas break at home, and promote the positive school culture by parental involvement. Students were able to acquire interpersonal skills and understand how to advocate for their own ideas in a research setting.