So much plastic…

We went out collecting plastic and got a good haul. Although the school is fairly central and the town clean-up crew comes past regularly, most of the plastic came from fast food snacks. It mainly got caught in the bushes, which should serve as a refuge for wildlife…

Pupils from the eighth grade at Schiller-Gymnasium went to Grunewald and managed to get 5 full bags of plastic in two hours.

Another day, while looking at abiotic factors in Grunewald, seventh-graders collected several bags of rubbish. Similar to the inner city, the rubbish was mainly plastic bottles, food takeaway packaging, and tissues. For some strange reason, people also carefully pick up dog excrement, wrap it in plastic bags and then leave it hanging on a bush or on the side of the path,

TU Workshops for sustainability

The 10th grade classes from Schiller Gymnasium are going to visit the Technische Universität Berlin (TU) as part of the Fridaysforfuture programme organised by students of the TU and Freie Universität (FU) from the 23rd to 25th of September.  They will take part in hands-on workshops dealing with topics such as 3D printing with sustainable materials or developing a traffic concept for the Ernst-Reuter-Platz in Berlin.  They will them have the chance to present their work in a mini climate congress. 

This is a huge opportunity for pupils to get an insight into how universities work as well as realising there are practical steps we can take to mitigate the climate emergency. 

sustainability in schools/Nachhaltigkeit in der Schule