Pupils from Sneyd Green Primary School have won eco funding for their school after presenting their energy saving ideas before a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel.
Rebecca Dawes and Yasmin Kok were hand-picked by their teachers to work on a project about saving energy and cash, as part of the Low Carbon Schools scheme. The pair gave a presentation on their energy efficient ideas to a panel, composed of professionals from Balfour Beatty and Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
10 year old Yasmin said: “We found out the heating was coming on at 3am, when it was not needed.
“We put up posters asking people to switch off lights and computers.
“We are also going to take an assembly talking about how to save energy.”
Their ideas helped to lower the school’s energy rating from 114 to 111, even though a flood hit the school’s heating supply. Until they undertook commercial boiler repairs, they had six industrial sized dehumidifiers and six boilers constantly on for six weeks.
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