Yesterday, Plashet School competed in the final of the Solutions for the Planet’s Big Ideas Competition in the Houses of Parliament.
Solutions for the Planet is a social enterprise which works with businesses, schools and communities to promote education for sustainable development, social enterprise, and science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers for young people. The team presented their big idea of ‘Rent-a-bike’ to a panel of judges having fought off over 3,000 other teams across the country to make it to the Final. The idea involved the upcycling and renovation of old bicycles and then renting them out for day hire .The group said the idea would reduce waste and dependency on cars.
Speaking after the event, Stephen said “I was impressed by the ingenuity and thought that had gone into this idea that seeks to address the issue of pollution, not just in East Ham, but across the country!”
A similar competition is expected to be run by Solutions for the Planet next year that will seek to once again produce creative ideas as students seek to sustainable improve our country.