Fifteen Year 8 pupils spent a week in Germany, working in collaboration with pupils from the Gustav-Heinemann School, in Mulheim. They were involved with the ‘Plastic Pirates’ Project which is funded by the Federal government, to look at pollution issues in German waterways. Mulheim teachers Henning Moyzio and Volker Smit led the project, where most of their investigation work was carried out next to the River Ruhr and the results analyzed in the laboratories of the River Ruhr Museum and in the school. The findings were then uploaded to the government database. The pupils were accompanied on the project by Miss Hardcastle and Mr. Hannaford, where, they also enjoyed excursions to Cologne and Oberhausen. There are plans to continue the project with a partnership between the Science departments of the two schools.
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To view the newspaper article please click here.
To view the German press coverage please click here.
Please click here to view the website of our partner school in Germany.