The children and staff at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy have been working hard to save energy as part of Lincolnshire County Council’s drive to help all schools become more sustainable.
Year 5 pupils Grace Fidler, Olivia Thompson and Jess Briggs have been enthusiastically leading the project as our Lincolnshire Carbon Ambassadors.
They initially attended a training day at Bourne Academy where they learnt about the greenhouse effect through role-play and had the opportunity to complete energy audits of classrooms. Grace said “We had lots of fun learning new things and meeting new people”.
Back at school they created an action plan and organised a ‘Power Down’ day where we went without electricity for a day. They have also led assemblies and helped with ‘Switch Off Fortnight’ where we made sure everyone turned things off when they weren’t using them.
Grace, Olivia and Jess were rewarded for all their hard work when they attended a SCORE celebration event and received badges and certificates. They had a fantastic day of events with the highlight being racing solar powered cars!
We are very proud to announce that the school have seen a 9% decrease in the energy used in comparison to last year and as an Eco School we are committed to working hard to further decrease our energy usage in the future. Grace, Olivia and Jess have exciting new plans such as creating a ‘Naughty and Nice’ list of teachers who leave their lights or projectors on and attending staff meetings to get all teachers involved.