Students from year 9 will be investigating this question during the Energy Challenge - a geography unit.
By Wieneke Maris
As part of the Energy Challenge students will learn about our school's building, the energy it uses, as well as the energy our solar panels generate. The research question is inspired by the The Hague Climate Pact, that 8 of the major political parties, ranging from right to left, in the city council have signed, pledging that whoever gets elected into the new city council in March, all will strive for The Hague to be Climate Neutral as a city by 2030. As such reaching the goals laid out in the Paris Climate agreement.
During the Energy Challenge, all our year 9 students go on a tour through the building with the building manager Mr. Zuijderduijn, to explore the way our school is heated and cooled and the energy saving measures that are in place.
In groups of four, students will formulate plans based on their research and calculations of how ISH could become climate neutral by 2030; a challenging and important task. The best proposal of each class will be presented to the whole of year 9 as well as the leadership team on April 17.