Solar lighting and other bright ideas
YEAR SEVEN girls from St Mary’s School, Gerrards Cross, gave a presentation to town councillors on developing the area.
The girls had been working on the school’s Independent Project Qualification (IPQ), which is designed to develop students’ skills in independent research and project management.
Martin Baker and Mikael Berntson hear said they were impressed with the standard of work and will discuss the ideas at committee meetings.
The ideas ranged from expanding the playground facilities to include trampolines for older children, music events and street decorations to make the town more vibrant and welcoming and enhanced facilities in the woods to add solar lighting and nature homes to generate safer and community use protect the wildlife.
Mrs Ross, headmistress, said: “I am very impressed with the standard of work that the girls have accomplished.
“During the course of the three terms that the girls have worked on the IPQ we have seen their considerable personal development.
“We are proud of the skills they have acquired, which will be further expanded on over the coming years to ensure that the girls are well prepared for life beyond the classroom.
“It was also particularly pleasing that the girls were able to work in conjunction with the town council to generate ideas around improving the local community of which we are very much a part.” wider and
Year seven project workers at St Mary’s School in Gerrards Cross