Ringmer Community College, East Sussex, UK
Secondary pupil-led commitment to managing energy

Ringmer Community College has 800 pupils aged 11-16. Pupils are actively involved in environmental activities. 200 have chosen to be Eco-Reps and monitor energy use; help with the manual control of the ageing heating system; and 'name and shame' departments which waste energy. They have been involved in the design of a new 6th form building, and give presentations about their work. The school generates some of its electricity from a 2.5 kW wind turbine and a 7.5 kW solar photovoltaic array.

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Solar PV panels on the roof above the playground of Ringmer college in East Sussex.
The school wind turbine overlooks the sports grounds at Ringmer college in East Sussex.
Two senior eco-reps in front of the new Sixth form block at Ringmer college in East Sussex.
Stephen Green
Lewes Road
BN8 5RB Ringmer , East Sussex
United Kingdom