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Tregollis school pupils go green

By WBEsme  |  Posted: January 24, 2014

By Kai Delaney

  • Tregollis school pupils going green.

  • Tregollis school pupils going green.

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Tregollis Primary School pupils have gone green with the help of a national energy supplier and a Climate Cops Academy.

More than 60 students, aged eight to eleven, took part in several energy saving activities during a climate change day run by Npower.

Activities included information about saving energy in home and at school and pupils used a thermal imaging camera to see the effects of insulation.

Head Teacher Matt Middlemore said: “The children really enjoyed the day; it taught them about climate change and saving energy in a fun, engaging way.

“They’ve learnt lots of simple ways to save energy ay school and at home that will make a big difference to the environment.”

Tregollis Primary School is just one of four schools in Cornwall to participate in the Climate Cops Academy, which has engaged over 230 pupils throughout the county.

Clare McDougall, head of community and education at Npower, said: “It’s wonderful that our Climate Cops programme continues to help schools across the UK to become greener and more sustainable and inspires young people to get involved in energy saving.”

Last year saw the Climate Cops programme engage more than 8,000 children, a fraction of the 60,000 students that have attended since its launch in November 2007.

Teachers can visit the Npower website to order their free copy of the Climate Cops resources to help bring their pupils education for sustainable development, science, geography and citizenship lessons for life.

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  • Truro_England  |  January 26 2014, 8:03PM

    Young innocent children are an easy target for man made climate change lies, lie to them now so when there old enough to pay green taxes to the rich they won't know any different. It's all about control in dictatorship and putting the fear of god into your people, my daughter came home from school and told me her teacher said that in years to come, Truro will be under water because of climate change. If more people was "greener" then N-Power would make less money? Wrong! Green taxes are used for green grants to build solar panels and windmills, N-Power knows we would have to cover the whole country in windmills and solar panels to be less dependant on the cheap clean nuclear we use now.

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  • DipStick  |  January 26 2014, 12:12PM

    @Turnerscrafts Ltd: why do businesses need to do that? 'Energy use' and 'insulation' are science topics not commercial concerns. This smacks of 'climate change indoctrination' b*llux! DS

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  • Turnerscrafts Ltd  |  January 25 2014, 10:08PM

    @letire There is no reason at all why businesses shouldn't be involved with schools, especially if they help to educate the pupils in the wisdom of saving energy, and the need for insulation in properties. I cannot honestly see your point that there was a vested interest by the company at all!!!!

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  • letigre  |  January 24 2014, 2:18PM

    Should we be allowing business corporations with vested interests access to our children whilst they are at school? What next – "how to eat healthily day" sponsored by McDonalds

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