The launch of Project ReDesign at Glasgow Science Centre on Tuesday 1 March 2011 saw a group of six students from Hutchesons’ Grammar School win the first of five week long internships within a leading UK industry, in July 2011.
Left to right: Timothy Heelis, Rory Morrice, Sandy Nimmo, Marwa Allam, David Linderman and Scott Melville © Ellen MacArthur Foundation / Rhoddy Stewart
Hosted by Dame Ellen MacArthur, over 100 students from 19 Scottish schools took part in the first of five hands-on workshops on the circular economy for young people.
During the day students rose to the challenge of re-thinking whether our current waste problem is in fact a materials opportunity, by exploring the possibilities of a systems level re-design in a world of finite resources and rising energy costs.
© Ellen MacArthur Foundation / Rhoddy Stewart
Volunteers from the Foundation’s Founding Partners, B&Q, BT & CISCO and National Grid were there to support the workshops, as key industry sector experts.
It has been tremendously reassuring to see how engaged the next generation of Scottish consumers are in solving the problems produced by the previous generations.
Les Jenkins (National Grid)
It was an honour to take part in the event today. The enthusiasm and range of ideas put forward by the schools involved was inspiring and event changed the thinking of the big businesses involved as to how to change and improve our own policies and thinking.
Nicola Glencorse (BT)