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ERIC Number: EJ912373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Harnessing Wind and Sun: Using Energy Wisely
Primary Science Review, n100 p35-37 Nov-Dec 2007
Cassop Primary School and Eastchurch Church of England Primary School were winners of the 2006 Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy. This article describes how these schools have proved that the promotion of sustainable energy and the responsible use of energy is a central part of their practice and culture. Over the last eight years, a dedicated team of children, teachers, caretakers, parents, energy companies, and members of the wider community have transformed Cassop Primary School into a pioneering Eco-School, inspiring others to follow. Children at the school have become the driving force promoting sustainable energy use in their community, acting as "energy monitors" in the classroom and as "eco ambassadors", demonstrating their impressive knowledge and approach to local and overseas visitors. For the Eastchurch Church of England School, it all started with a tireless campaign over four years to get solar panels fitted to the school roof. Beating off many bureaucratic hurdles along the way, Eastchurch was relentless in its mission. In 2005 it finally got what it wanted, and since then has strengthened its commitment to energy sustainability. The school has an energy policy, energy teams ("E-teams") of dedicated children acting as energy stewards and excellent energy education which thrusts climate-change solutions right into the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)