12 April 2010
A school project on sustainable living united Cambridge learners at Miri Piri Academy in Amritsar, India recently.
'Sustainable Living: A Way of Life' was a two-week project that asked students to imagine, design and prepare a sustainable model for their school. Following research, the students created posters and models showing how their school could draw on alternative sources of energy, including a windmill, a rain water harvester, and a solar cooker. They also showed how their boarding school could become more self-sufficient by adding greenhouses and a small farm to the campus. The students worked hard to get their vision ready to present to parents and visitors in March.
Kirandeep Kaur, Principal of Academics, said: 'The vision behind this project was to enable our students to become informed and responsible decision-makers, playing active roles as citizens of the world who will contribute to social, environmental, and economic well-being, and an equitable quality of life for all, now and in the future.'
We hope this project will enable our students to make choices that incorporate the essential principles and values of sustainability.'
Miri Piri Academy is registered with CIE to offer Cambridge IGCSE and International A/AS Levels.
Tell us about your school project! If you have undertaken a school-wide project, please let us know so that we can share your ideas with other Cambridge schools around the world.
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This project is a good example of the type of cross-curricular activity that students might undertake on our new Cambridge IGCSE Global Perspectives course.