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Pupils empowered to save power and go green

Emily Neville, Jonathan Parkin and Monks' Dyke students EMN-140805-103625001

Emily Neville, Jonathan Parkin and Monks' Dyke students EMN-140805-103625001

Schools in Lincolnshire are being encouraged to join the Score Energy Efficient Programme and Monk’s Dyke Tennyson College, along with four local primary schools were quick to take up the challenge.

Jonathan Parkin, Emily Neville and Vanessa O’Brien from the Score (Schools Collaboration On Resource Efficiency) Project spent a day working with students from the Louth campus of the college, along with pupils and staff from Lacey Gardens Primary, Grimoldby Primary, St Bernard’s School and Saltfleetby Primary.

The object of the day was to educate representatives from each school on energy efficiency so that they can return to their campus to put the lessons into practice.

They were taught how to audit lighting, heating, insulation and appliance usage in order to highlight energy saving opportunities and were shown how to draw up short and long term plans to help reduce their school’s carbon footprint.

Students also engaged in role play on the importance of the Greenhouse Effect.

A future date will be arranged for students from the Mablethorpe campus to attend the same course and work with primary pupils from the Mablethorpe area.

 

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