At Clifton High School we are always trying to provide opportunities for our students to expand upon their knowledge of the subject areas they are studying. Not only do events and talks embellish information which they have learnt in the classroom, they also give them insight to new areas which they would not otherwise encounter in the normal curriculum.
Recently, A level Geography and Business Studies students enjoyed a talk on globalisation from Karl Fearnley, an engineer from Mira showers - part of the Kohler company. Kohler is a very diverse Global company that makes kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, engines and generators; it also owns golf and resort destinations. As Kohler operates in six continents with 55 manufacturing plants, the students learnt a lot about how global companies work. The information they gathered will be able to be used for a case study in their examinations.
Our Geography students also had the chance to get involved with the first major event for Bristol's youth organised by Bristol Green Capital 2015. A group of Sixth Form students, Mrs Giles - Head of Geography and Mr Walmsley - Lead Specialist on Photography and the Environment, attended the Green Youth Day at Colston Hall. 1000 young people attended the event which boasted speakers of international acclaim who delivered talks on important issues such as climate change, wildlife protection and human rights. The event was compèred by comedian Marcus Brigstocke. During 'break out' sessions the students browsed sustainability and recycling stalls - even eating crickets (sustainable protein!) with @Bristol. Some of the companies expressed an interest in attending the next Clifton High School Eco Fair during Marquee Week 2015.
For more information about the event visit: https://storify.com/Bristol_2015/green-youth-day