CHILDREN and staff at Mabe Primary have set themselves the target of raising enough money to install solar panels on the school roof next summer as part of a UK-wide project.
Children and staff launched an eight-month fundraising plan last week by wearing something green to school in return for pledges.
The school has a series of events planned, including discos, sponsored walks, second-hand clothes sales and an auction in order to raise £10,000 after joining the national Solar Schools project.
Mabe head teacher Paul Hayes said: “Renewable energy will mean we protect our environment and save our money, which we can reinvest in the children's learning.
“As we live in sunny Cornwall it really makes sense.”
Solar Schools has provided the school with its own fundraising page where potential donors can pledge support in £5 increments by clicking on individual solar panel grids.
To donate visit: www.solarschools.org.uk/mabe.
Amy Cameron, Solar Schools campaign manager said: “We're thrilled that Mabe are getting started and what a launch it was with all the children involved.
“We hope that the local community will help Mabe Primary School reach their target so they can cut carbon, earn extra cash for the school and help pupils, parents and staff understand the awesome power of renewable energy.
“And we'd love to hear from other schools in the area too who'd like to go solar.”