In June 2010 a group of 9 6th form students (from St George’s School and Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh), travelled to London for a work experience week at Sindicatum Carbon Capital organised by the Sindicatum Climate Change Foundation.
The week was set around teaching an understanding of the market-based environmental regulation and the difficulties of setting up a company within it. The program included daily updates on evolving situations, case studies and a visit to a methane capture facility. Challenging and inclusive talks were given by Christopher Webb of Price Waterhouse Coopers and by Mike Wheelhouse of SCCF. Throughout the week we were expertly taught by Gareth Phillips and organised (not an easy task!) by Renita du Toit and Natasza Moskwa. It was an excellent experience and I would like to sincerely thank SCCF for the opportunity. Hopefully the program will continue in the future!
By David Mcbay, Student of Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh