So­lar light­ing and other bright ideas

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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

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