On the 18th November 2015, Whitley Academy’s school council travelled to London to attend to an RSA student take over day, where they presented a sustainable money making or money saving idea which can be helpful to the society and environment.
While at the RSA the students had a tour of the building and learnt some history. The building is actually 5 houses knocked together to form a large building with maze like corridors. The building is situated above some vaults which were previously used as storage leading to and from the Thames; these are now hired out for events.
Our presentation was about making our school more economically friendly; we pitched about recycling bins, printing balance and lighting around school.
The head boy Ashu Nahar said “I feel like the day was a great success, even though we didn’t win the prize we put across our point. Overall it was a fun day and I would love the opportunity to do it again.”
The chair of student council Martyn Adam quoted “It was an amazing experience to present to members of the RSA, and we learnt new things that we wouldn’t have in school.”