Schools turn up the heat to win solar competition
Twenty two schools from across the UK are being given the chance to win up to £5,000 towards buying their own solar panels thanks to Good Energy, the renewable electricity supplier and generator.
The schools, which are all part of carbon cutting campaign 10:10’s Solar Schools programme, are currently fundraising for solar panels. To win one of the three cash prizes - £5,000, £3,000 and £1,000 – to put towards their total, Good Energy is asking the schools to ‘get creative’ with their thoughts and ideas around renewable energy, solar power and climate change.
“We’re asking them to produce some artwork, sculpture, poetry, prose, collage – pretty much anything goes! – which shows what these topics mean to them” said Charmaine Coutinho from Good Energy. The schools have until March 18th to submit their creations, and judging will take place over the Easter period.
“The participating schools are already doing a great job in attracting funds from their community so they can install solar panels but they’ve a way to go yet before they can buy any panels,” said Cecily Spelling from 10:10 Solar Schools.
“This extra ‘pot’ from Good Energy is a great incentive for the schools, and we’re really looking forward to seeing what they come up with!”