Some Year 10 geography students from Treviglas attended a special sustainability event at the University of Exeter Penryn Campus to present their research about Social Science in front of a wide audience.
The forward thinking students had the opportunity to share, discuss and debate their research and ideas, about energy policies and politics in Cornwall, with lecturers, post graduate students and other schools. The students were exemplary in their final presentation and were commended by Exeter University for their local knowledge, creativity, teamwork and leadership qualities. Harry Marsay, Sam Wright and Oscar Bilkey all excelled in their lead roles on the day and have set high standards for others to aspire to in the future. Sam stated, “It’s been a real learning experience, with some interesting ideas about climate change.”
The event was a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn more about new and innovative renewable energy schemes being developed in Cornwall, methods in which climate change is being modelled and the importance of phytoplankton in the marine environment.
Mr. Keith Lewis, sustainability lead at Treviglas, commented, “Sustainability has long been a priority at Treviglas, and this team of students are the latest to turn their attention to building a sustainable future. They approached today with insight and maturity, and represented the college fantastically. Excellent performance, team geography!”
The Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter have already invited the college to next year’s event due to the outstanding contributions and ongoing commitment to sustainability.