UK schools winners 2009

UK schools awards sponsored by WWF
Joint first prize winner

Ashley Primary School

Antarctic trip inspires energy-saving drive

Ashley School’s head teacher returned from an Antarctic trip determined to reduce his school’s carbon footprint after witnessing climate change at first hand. Since then the whole school community has worked together to bring the climate change motive into everything they do. Targets are set to cut energy consumption in the school and home and energy learning is integrated into every subject including art and maths. The school has a biomass boiler, solar heating and PV array and energy efficient lighting is used throughout.



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Joint first prize winner

Currie Community High School

Scottish students have fun with carbon counting

Carbon saving is an important and enjoyable part of life for pupils at Currie Community High School near Edinburgh which has a long-standing commitment to the environment. Pupils track energy use and make pledges to save energy at home. Simple energy efficiency steps taken over the last 10 years are helping the school save around 70 tonnes of CO2 a year. Last year an 11 kW wind turbine was installed to supply electricity along with a 30 kW solar thermal array to heat the swimming pool.



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