University of St Andrews

Eco-Warriors rethinking Scotland’s energy supply

Monday 02 June 2014

Nearly 120 S2 pupils presented their group-work ideas on “How should Scotland/UK supply electricity to the population in the year 2050?” during a day of presentations at the Waid Academy.

The judges commented on the excellent presentations and commended the staff, led by Mrs Alice Pearson (eco-schools co-ordinator) on the innovative integration of Mathematics, Geography and Modern Studies from the S2 curriculum to address this topic. Addressing the S2 pupils after their presentations, the judges highlighted the value of research and inter-disciplinary approaches to tackling some of the major challenge facing future generations.

University of St Andrews PhD students Rhona McLaren (front-left, School of Management), Kirsten Jenkins (second-left, School of Geography and Geosciences), joined Dr William Austin (Reader, second-right, School of Geography & Geosciences) and Mrs Elaine Paterson (front-right, Pittenweem Primary School) to judge the recent Eco-Warriors competition at the Waid Academy, Anstruther, NE Fife.

The judges are shown below with one of the groups of semi-finalists (photograph: A.Pearson)

Photo of Pupils & DGSD staff