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Apr 8, 2022

Emma Crisell Wins Sustainable Goals in Education

We are proud to announce that Emma Crisell has won the Sustainable Goals in Education prize for her project "Food for the 21st Century - Making a Difference” during the Science on Stage festival. This year’s Science on Stage was held in Prague, Czech Republic where 350 primary and secondary school teachers from all over Europe presented their most creative STEM ideas. The participants had been selected from national events in over 30 countries. Europe's best STEM teaching projects were selected by an international jury and awarded the European STEM Teacher Award.

Emma explains more about her project:

“Working collaboratively with sixth formers, STEM professionals and members of the local community, my school’s project has focussed on three sustainable development goals; (2) zero hunger, (3) good health and well-being and (13) climate action. We have investigated if it is possible to grow food at our school all year round, reducing food miles, promoting healthy food choices and prompting scientific lines of enquiry. This project is relevant to students' everyday life. Through innovative approaches, it has encouraged a love of gardening, improved working scientifically skills and has had a positive impact with all children, particularly those with additional needs.”

Emma became a College Fellow in 2019 at PSTT’s Primary Science Teaching Awards, where she was also endorsed by The Royal Society of Biology. Emma is a Deputy Head and science leader at Richard Taylor Primary in Harrogate.

Read more from the ASE and Science on Stage regarding the 2022 European festival.

Click here for free Science on Stage teaching materials developed by European STEM teachers.

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