Arbroath Academy – Schools Design Challenge

Arbroath Academy – Schools Design Challenge


We’re Team Clean from Arbroath Academy! Our idea was basically to just clean up the
whole school because we didn’t like litter really. People would just drop litter, but all they’re
doing is basically just dropping litter in their own home. They were saying that they find that it’s
the older people in the upper school that tend to be the culprits for the rubbish, so
it’s trying to come up with ideas on how to tidy up the school and how to better use
the outdoor space because they feel it’s not used. Sooz was amazing, she gave us a lot of encouragement
to do it. She gave us the idea of an outdoor learning
space and how we could get people to start clearing up. It’s fascinating seeing how she worked and
what she does and how the professionals do it. It was really good what we managed to achieve
because we didn’t have a lot of time but we managed to make quite a lot of things. At the end we had to show it to all the other
groups, I thought we were all going to take a part. We got Kelsey and Terri to speak, none of
us boys wanted to do it. Luckily I wasn’t speaking, it was mostly
Kelsey and Terri but being there right behind them, having the names of that team on, I
felt quite special, quite proud of myself. At the end, I felt that it was easy
and there was nothing to be scared of. We’re not people who would be friends
in the first place so it was really fun working with people who I wouldn’t normally work
with. Me and Kelsey have started talking a lot,
me and Terri have started talking so now we know each other more. The design jam was amazing because I got to
hang out with all of my friends and see other people from other schools. We had an amazing time. Best time of my school career.


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