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Eco-council Growing Tower project

Over the past few weeks, our eco-council have been learning about the United Nations Development Goals, specifically Goal 15 - 'Life on Land'. We have been involved in a project organised by ReThink Food, in which 17 schools received a sponsored aeroponic growing tower (ours was sponsored by the Yorkshire Agriculture Society). Each school was then given one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to learn about. Over the course of the project, we have used our growing tower to grow food, 'met' a scientist via a video link-up, and have spent time learning about innovative solutions to some of the challenges facing our planet as the global population increases. We were also visited by a representative of the Green Party.

The finale of the project took place on Wednesday evening at the Left Bank Event Space in Leeds. The work of all seventeen schools was displayed and representatives from the companies who had sponsored the growing towers, as well as others who had an interest in the project, attended. The food from the towers was harvested and eaten. Four of our eco-council represented our school at the event and impressed all the visitors with their confidence and knowledge. In fact, it was reported to us that some of the delegates couldn't stop talking about how great our children were, and we have now been asked to send the children to work with ReThink Food at another event!

We could not be prouder of Molly, Harriet, Hana and Georgia, who represented us at the ReThink Food event, as well as the other members of the eco-council who all worked together so well to gather knowledge.

Thank you to Rethink Food for involving us, and to the Yorkshire Agricultural Society for sponsoring our growing tower. We can't wait to get it replanted again after half-term!