This semester half of Year 7 engaged in the new Agriculture and Food Technology sustainability project - Grow, Make & Create.
As students were introduced to the shocking statistics of the amount of waste we produce on a daily basis, they began to research and discuss ways that we could reduce it.
As part of our Project Based Learning in this course, they were given this challenge: "Everyday students bring lunch boxes full of food and packaging that hugely impacts on the environment. How can we, as global citizens, sustainably produce vegetables to make a nutritious lunch box item that reduces your carbon footprint".
Students worked together in project groups to solve this problem. They designed a garden, grew their vegetables, designed their own healthy lunch box item and created a sustainable lunch box packaging.
Year 7 exceeded our expectations and the projects that were created were excellent. Students were able to demonstrate and achieve these skills inside and out of the classroom, using the agriculture plot and the kitchens.
We are so proud of their achievements and hope this has sparked an interest in sustainability, gardening and healthy cooking/eating for the future. We look forward to doing this all again with the other half of Year 7 next semester.