Written by Jack Murphy, year 12, member of Sir John Lawes School Oxfam Group
For the past term, the Sir John Lawes and the Roundwood Park Oxfam Groups have decided to focus our campaigning on the Sustainable Development Goals, and by looking at these goals, we have created our own sustainable and unsustainable cities. So, the Roundwood group created a model showing the worst possible outcome, a city that has failed all of the goals, whereas SJL has created the most sustainable city possible.
This was a fun activity that both schools could be creative with and highlights the fact that at this point in history, we truly have the power to make decisions that will affect our future, and our generation will be the ones to make this monumental decision.
The two cities display can be seen at 20/20 Eyecare window display 20 Station Road, Harpenden AL5 4SE and then on Sat 21st April can be seen at the Our Planet Our Future event. Also showing at the event will be videos showing the views of local schoolchildren all about the environment.
20/20 Eyecare is a Gold Sponsor for Sustainable StAlbans Week.