This Tuesday 17th of April, the finale of the year 9 geography energy challenge took place. All the best plans from each class were presented to the whole of year 9 and judged by Ms Gray, Ms Stellema and Mr Zuijderduijn, as well as Mr Oudshoorn, one of the initiators of "het Haags Klimaat pact" (The Hague Climate Pact. The Geography Energy Challenge is based around the energy transition; the change of our energy system that is based on fossil fuels, into a system that is based on sustainable, renewable energy.
By Wieneke Maris
Students researched, in small groups, the energy use of the school, and proposed strategies to reduce this to become climate neutral in 2030, so as to be in line with the Paris climate agreement and " het Haags Klimaatpact".
As a part of their research all year 9 students went on a tour of the school with Mr Zuijderduijn to learn about the way ISH uses and reduces energy.
Congratulations to the winners of the challenge; the team from 9C; Victoria, Elisa, Maya and Marko. The jury was impressed with their plans to install Pavegen tiles that generate electricity from footsteps and to hold a cycling competition to promote sustainable transport. Well done to all the year 9 students for their research and creative solutions!