Key Stage 2 Experiential Learning

BLC is co-developing with Totnes Renewable Energy Society an experiential learning project about renewable energy for Key Stage 2 (10/11 year old) students within the Totnes area.  The 3-week pilot project is taking place during the 2017 summer term with a small group of students at St Christopher’s Prep School and includes practical, hands-on making, site visits, critical thinking ideation and student presentation of learnings.

The project draws together two ‘silo’ subjects at the school, Science and Design & Technology, and supplements the students’ learning by bringing in local expertise in technology, investment, sustainability, ecology, learning and sharing – in a managed way that doesn’t create extra workload for the teachers.

It makes renewable energy more relevant to the students by focusing on local electricity generation (hydro, solar and wind).