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2015 ISI Inspection Report

Excellent in every category

Geography A level Trip to London

A level geographers benefited from a trip to East London to learn about sustainability.

On Wednesday 14 January Mrs Pulham and six Year 12 geography students visited “The Crystal”. This is a new, purpose built development, operated by Siemens, in East London. It is home to the world's largest exhibition focused on urban sustainability and explores the future of cities. The girls enjoyed using the many interactive displays but a particular highlight involved designing and financing their own sustainable city which they had to manage up to 2055. Another activity involved furiously peddling a bicycle in order to generate enough electricity to power a personal computer. Despite very strenuous efforts the best result only amounted to 20 seconds of computer time!! Afterwards the girls used the Emirates cable car to cross the River Thames and were able to view the redevelopment of the London Docklands.

Mrs Pulham, who organised the trip, said “It was a very worthwhile trip which made the issue of sustainability much more real for the girls”.

More photos on the gallery.