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Big Ideas Day Showcase: Corpus Christi

In November S4TP welcomed a new school as Corpus Christi Catholic College joined the Yorkshire programme. Their Big Ideas Day was a huge success with 120 year 9 students participating in an action-packed Tuesday. S4TP staff were really impressed with the students’ existing knowledge of sustainability problems and this was reflected in a lot of […]

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Tis the season to be wasteful?

For many around the world ‘tis the season to be jolly’! It’s the time of year to wrap up warmer, wrap up gifts for loved ones, and wrap up a year of hard work with roast dinners, stuffing and mince pies. All in time for new year’s resolutions to become healthier, have a more balanced […]

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Two-thirds of plastic land-filled or incinerated!

New research published by food retailer The Co-operative Group (Co-op) shows that ‘for every recycling bin that homeowners fill, the equivalent of another two will go to landfill or incineration.’ According to the report Tipping Point, of the 1.5 million tonnes of recyclable plastic waste created annually, only half a million tonnes is being re-used […]

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Hydro-lock, SBSJ Catholic College, Bradford

Standing on the left with this team that made it to the 2016 competition final is their local MP Naz Shah. Hydro-lock want to address the problem of drought and water wastage in agriculture. Their Big Idea was to enrich soil with the chemical contained within nappies to increase its water storage capacity. This innovative solution […]

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Work Experience with Tarmac!

In collaboration with the Careers and Enterprise Company we are working to support 12 new work experience placements, here is the report from one student. ‘I’ve just finished my first term studying A-Levels and during the October half term, I squeezed in a 3 day work placement with Tarmac thanks to Jen Baughan at S4TP […]

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Launching our Impact Report

Solutions for the Planet has had another exciting year of growth and development in 2015 – 16. We launched Solutions for the Planet in the South East, increased our income by more than a third (39%) and had the privilege of working with 3,210 young people from 24 schools and over 70 employees from our […]

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Before the Flood

Coinciding with the COP22, the UN climate talks calling on world leaders to put together action plans to fight climate change, National Geographic broadcasted their most popular video to date, ‘Before the Flood’. Starring U.N Messenger of Peace, environmental activist and Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio.  The documentary showcased the impacts of climate change, how they […]

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Big Ideas Bridging the Skills Gap

A House of Commons Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy produced a report in July 2016, the first in three years to raise ‘serious concerns about the quality of careers information, advice and guidance in schools’. MPs say that not enough students are leaving education with the tools to help them consider their future […]

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Back to school with S4TP 2016/17

It’s that time of the year again – back to school for pupils and teachers! Before those groans and post-summer blues set in, good news – it’s also the start of another new programme cycle for Solutions for the Planet. Which means back to the drawing boards for more big ideas! We’re thrilled to be […]

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Solutions for the Planet values …

The Solutions for the Planet team host an open discussion to reflect on their values and how they sit in relation to the social enterprise and its vision. Sustainability, responsibility and integrity, communication, creativity and innovation, and partnership and collaboration – are the core values decided upon. During an open discussion, the team reflected upon […]

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