Schools challenged to get creative in competition for solar prize

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 100% renewable electricity supplier and generator, Good Energy.

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!”


Notes to editors

The 22 eligible schools are:

    Our Lady of Grace Junior School, Dollis Hill, London

    Hilton Primary School, Hilton, Derby

    Moorfield Primary School, Widnes, Cheshire

    Grindleford Primary School, Peak District National Park

    Lawley Primary School, Telford, Shropshire

    Drove Primary School, Swindon

    Fairlight Primary and Nursery School, Brighton

    All Saints and St Richards Primary School, Heathfield, Sussex

    Constantine Pre-School, Cornwall

    Calstock Primary School, North Cornwall

    Georgeham Primary School, North Devon

    Robert Blair Primary School, Islington, London

    Ashmole Primary School, Lambeth, London

    Heycroft Primary School, Southend

    Eastwood Primary School, Southend

    Starcross Primary School, Devon

    St Vincent’s School, Liverpool

    Maple Tree Lower School, Bedfordshire

    St Luke’s Primary School, Brighton

    Milton Primary School, Cambridge

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