BLC has launched an experiential learning programme with Totnes Renewable Energy Society for primary school students in South Devon about renewable energy in the local landscape. A 4-day pilot took place during the 2017 summer term at St Christopher’s Prep School. REEL includes critical thinking, ideation, hands-on making, site visits and student presentation of learnings and is now expanding to more schools in the area.
The programme draws together two ‘silo’ subjects at the school, Science and Design & Technology, and supplements the students’ learning through the expertise of local professionals in sustainability, ecology, technology, design and activism. Exploring local electricity generation makes relevant the abstract subject of renewable energy, showing it’s potential to bring about positive change in the world.