Global Goals and our Community

  • Introduction to your course “Global Goal and Innovation through STEM” and why you have chosen to enrol in this elective.

I chose to enrol in this course because I am interested in sustainability for the environment.

  • Who are the United Nations?

They are an organization that tries to sustain peace across the globe. The UN was established on the October 24th 1945.

  • What is Sustainable Development?

The economic advancement that is done without exhaustion of natural resources

  • What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)?
  • End Poverty
  • No Hunger
  • Good health and Wellbeing
  • Quality education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Reduced inequalities
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Responsible consumption and production
  • Climate action
  • Life below water
  • Life on land
  • Peace, justice and strong institutions
  • Partnerships for the goals
  • Why are these goals important?

These goals are important because they ensure that humans are living the best quality of life on earth. The UN once said “There is no ‘Plan B’ because we do not have a ‘Planet B.’ We have to work and galvanize our action.” This quote shows the importance of achieving these goals, which protect both our planet and humankind

  • Outline any progress on the SDG’s.

Gender Equality for example hasn’t been improving and the lockdown hasn’t been helping this. Lockdowns have increased the risks of violence against women. On the other hand, the Climate crisis may have actually benefitted from coronavirus. Covid 19 may result in a 6% drop in greenhouse gas emissions for 2020

  • What goals do you believe have relevance to All Saints’ College and its community?

I think Quality education would relate to All Saints because it’s a school so it would have to make sure the quality of education is up to standards. I also think clean and affordable energy would relate to all saints because they might not have the most environmentally friendly energy.

Birds and Worms

This photo was taken from a birds eye view
This photo was taken from a worms eye view

For this project we had to take a picture from different perspectives, from a bird and a worm. The aim of this project was to make us take photos from different angles.

  1. What has worked/you like & what could be improved or changed

I think I could have done better on the birds eye view photo because it isn’t really as high as I wanted it to be. Also the photo didn’t really focus that well

2.What kind of mood/meaning could a low angle create? Why would you use a low angle? 

By taking a photo at a low angle it can make the object in the photo seem big and important, so the photographer would take a low angle shot to make the object seem powerful

3.What kind of mood/meaning could a high angle create? Why would you use a high angle? 

A high angled shot would make the subject, in this case the flower, seem powerless and insignificant

Faceless portrait

What I liked:

I liked how the fence was able to frame the photo and by doing this the focus was primarily on the person. I also like the colours, its got a bit of green and blue and those colours go alright together.

What I could have done better:

I think the background was a bit busy ( lots of bright greenery ). To try and solve that problem we could have angled the camera to face more to the right, away from the trees. I think we also could have been a bit more creative and wore something other than my school uniform.