The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 goals defined by the United Nations to tackle the world’s biggest problems by 2030. More than 40 per cent of the global population are between the ages of ten and 24 – the largest youth population ever. To solve the world’s problems, our pupils need to know what those problems are and how contribute to their solutions. Year 8 pupils have been busy working on two STEM projects, alongside our partner schools in Ethiopia, through the Connecting Classrooms project.
As part of their science topic on energy, our pupils looked at goal 7 affordable and clean energy. They researched different types of renewable energy and then were challenged to design and build a simple wind turbine that could lift a cup off the floor.
Goal 6 is about clean water and sanitation. Pupils investigated ways of making dirty water cleaner through sieving and filtering, techniques developed in their science topic on separating techniques.
Pupils in both countries have enjoyed sharing photos of each other’s work and we look forward to sharing more work and ideas.