Following their recent visit to the Susliving Demonstration Centre, CBS Callan hosted us for the first of our workshops in the school. With a focus on sustainability in the community, the class of Transition Year students were looking to apply some of the ideas they had seen in the Centre.
Sustainability is as much about being environmentally responsible as developing our own varied capabilities. Using offcuts of timber the students created window boxes and planters, which they filled with flowering and sensory plants. These were presented by the students to a local nursing home, who were delighted to receive them. In addition to using a waste material the class also learned how practical skills can be put to good use, to brighten up a local community.
The group also began designing and selecting a number of repurposing projects using wooden pallets, and performed a biodiversity survey the school grounds. We are looking forward to our next session with the school.