Research process

Empowered Students
Students lead projects, with the guidance of adults, and are fully involved in all planning, funding, construction, maintenance and future developments. Ownership of projects is paramount to it being sustainable and successful.

'We get to run assemblies'.
'The students help make the power points for our presentations and run the workshops'.
'Our ideas are used if everyone agrees'.
'Using the IT equipment helps us find information'.

When the swimming pool was being decommissioned the students were invited to come up with ideas of how to use the area. The aquaponics unit was chosen. The next three years was spent planning and fundraising for the unit.

'It makes me think about how other people treat the environment.
I think the aquaponics is really good because it saves water.
We use the aquaponics so we don’t use chemicals on our food.'