How are the Co-op improving sustainability?
Our Geography students got to visit 1 Angel Square to learn all about the way the Co-op fulfil their environmental commitment!
We toured the building taking in eye opening views of the city centre and applied knowledge from lessons to the changing landscape of Manchester. The day was followed with a group competition themed around Fairtrade, energy, carbon consumption and water consumption.
Pupils had great reports from the trip:
“I learnt that mills are part of Manchester’s history and that Angel Square monitors how much energy the school uses.” Umar- Year 7
“I most enjoyed learning about the history of the Co-op and what they do to help the environment and make the world a better place.”- Peace- Year 7
“I learnt that the design of the building allows natural light and therefore this is better for the environment as it is saving energy.” Ashlyn- Year 8
“The trip will allow me to add more detail in my writing as I learnt different facts about water usage.” Isabel- Year 9
The day enhanced key geographical concepts such as sustainability and climate change as well as cross-curricular links from Science. Students will be sharing what they learnt back in the classroom as they continue to engage in local and global issues impacting our environment!