Scrapheap Challenge



Who St Peter’s High School and Long Tower Primary School
Duration 9 weeks
Key Stages 2 and 3
Subject Strands Science, Technology and Design, and Mathematics
Cross-curricular Skills Using Maths and Using ICT
Key Elements Employability and Education for Sustainable Development
Business Links Action Renewables

The project began when Year 7 pupils from Long Tower Primary School were introduced to the Year 8 pupils from St Peter’s High School through an online course, hosted on LNI. Over the duration of the course pupils from both schools investigated different sources of energy and their impact on the environment and explored alternative forms of energy for vehicles and the benefits of recycling. This included a visit to a local wind farm. The main challenge for pupils was to design and build a vehicle from recyclable materials. Pupils used the software package ‘Comic Life’ to record their work as a comic strip story board.