Two UK schools become latest to go solar

hildren at Barnes Primary School
28 jan 2013

Barnes Primary and Crossdale School in Nottingham have raised enough money to become 10:10’s first Solar Schools, as part of the organisation’s national roll-out of its Solar Schools programme.

Thanks to a wide range of activities, including a sleep over, daily loose change collection, and a snowy fun run, the schools have reached their £10,000 target: all in just fourteen weeks. Crossdale School benefited from a last-minute donation of £5,000. Now they have enough money to install their first solar panel rigs.

Within the Solar Schools programme, once schools have raised enough money, their dreams of solar roofs become a reality, helping to cut carbon, boost school budgets, and teach children about energy and climate change. Parents’ and friends’ contributions help put clean energy in classrooms all over the country.

The Solar Schools project is supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation as part of its work to identify and promote some effective strategies to help green the economy.

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