Sixth Form Students Take Part in Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Schools COP
While the UK hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow earlier this month, Tomorrow’s Engineers held a Schools COP Summit, bringing together students from around the UK to discuss the importance of net zero and explore how engineers are at the heart of tackling the climate crisis.
Sixth Form students Izzy and Freya joined 70 students from 30 schools at the Tomorrow’s Engineers School COP Summit. For the hour-long session, Izzy and Freya were sent questions to think about and were asked to come up with an idea to reduce climate change – they developed a concept for self-sufficient agri-biomes for animal farming to capture methane for it to be converted into energy sources.
Both students were an absolute credit to the school and they were chosen to feedback their group’s ideas and present their concept – you can watch their contribution to the summit on the video below (11:30 – 13:05).
The students’ concept was well-received by the panel of engineers and has made the shortlist of 8 ideas which can be voted on using the link, teweek.org.uk/vote-and-add-suggestions.