This morning we had the CEO of Solar For Schools visit us to officially hand over our new solar panel array. We are now officially producing power to our school and any extra unused electricity is fed back into the national grid.
The children used this opportunity to ask the CEO lots of questions about renewable energy, carbon production, and energy use. He was very impressed with their knowledge! One thing that surprised us all was that it takes one person cycling for 8-10 hours a day to produce 1kw of energy. Just think about that the next time you boil your kettle!
Our Year 2 Parents Open Morning for children transferring to Year 3 in September 2023, will be held on Tuesday 6th December at 9am. All are welcome to attend.
Once you open the link you will be able to click on individual schools and be re-directed to their websites.
Over the summer holidays we have been very busy having solar panels put all around our school roofs. These, in total will provide the school with around about 60kWp of electricity (around 40% of our usage). This will cut around 13 tonnes of carbon going into the atmosphere per year, thus reducing the schools carbon footprint. The power the panels produce will eventually be available to see via our website, so staff, students and visitors will be able to see in real time how much electricity we are producing and using.
The company who supplied the solar panels will also be providing us with education workshops for students and staff to help increase our knowledge about energy usage and ways in which we can live more sustainably. We are really excited about our new solar panels and is the first step in the schools journey to being net zero.
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On the 17th May, the children enjoyed the Fantastic FRED Experience in school. The Fantastic FRED Experience is a live, performance-led mental health resource for primary aged children delivered by a team of trained actors.
Specifically designed to inform, equip and build resilience, it delivers simple, memorable and practical ways that young children can look after their mental health and explains the link between our physical and mental health.
F – Food: eating the right foods
R – Rest: getting enough sleep
E – Exercise: being active
D – Devices: managing time on digital devices
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