Renewables barely feature in building programme for 500 schools | Education

It is a modernist version of a log cabin nestling in a busy south London suburb – and it is about to make history. The new building for Hackbridge primary, in Sutton, opens next week as England’s first zero-carbon school, able to produce and conserve as much energy as it uses, and even put unused electricity generated back into the grid. With its wood frame and cladding, solar panels, pumps to collect heat from the ground, and insulation made from…

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University of Manchester to review fossil fuel shares after student protest | Education

The University of Manchester has said it will review its £12m investment in fossil fuel firms after a seven-day protest by students who threatened to go on hunger strike. Students from the protest group People and Planet had occupied one of the university’s buildings for the past week in a demonstration against its multimillion-pound investment in fossil fuel companies. The university said it recognised “the urgency of the issue” and committed to bringing forward a review of its investment portfolio.…

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Students accuse Cambridge university of ‘greenwashing’ ties with oil firms | Education

Student activists at Cambridge have accused the university of attempting to greenwash its relationship with oil and gas firms by stealing their group’s name for a project led by an academic linked to the fossil fuel industry. Cambridge University is to launch its Cambridge Zero initiative at an event in London next week. The project’s website, which is already live, touts it as a “bold response to the world’s greatest challenge”. It says that, along with developing greener technology, it…

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Jenna: New England Patriots Cheerleader and Electrical Engineer – Education Article

Science Cheerleader Hilary here to bring you an update on New England Patriots Cheerleader Jenna! You might remember Jenna from her rookie year or second year interviews, and now we’re back for more. We can’t get enough of this amazing cheerleading engineer, now a 3rdyear veteran with the Patriots! What turned you on to STEM and when?  When I was younger I attended a Junior Patriots Cheerleading clinic. During lunch, each Patriots Cheerleader introduced herself and one cheerleader in particular stood out to…

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Blowing minds with Makey Makey – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

Our school recently held its annual Maker Jam Slam, a celebration of STEAM with other schools from across Hong Kong. This was my latest experience of seeing cool products used in creative ways by other teachers and students and, once again, feeling like I was missing out. Worse than that, I felt that my students were missing out. I consider myself fairly tech-savvy regarding software, but these kinds of STEAM, tinkering, electrical products are another level. With the Christmas holidays…

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