New Forest School at the annual New Forest and Southampton schools’ energy saving competition
Published on 2016-03-09 by Gill Hickman
The annual New Forest and Southampton schools’ energy saving competition was held in the John Montague building at Beaulieu Motor Museum this year, and despite the difficulties with the projection equipment which affected the early performing schools, New Forest School Landford and Nomansland gave an assured performance. Teams of pupils gave presentations on ways their schools could cut electricity and fuel bills and reduce their carbon footprints in a bid to convince the panel of judges that their action plan was the best. The audience that included energy company representatives, local councillors and parents, much enjoyed their energy saving jingle!
Ideas from schools ranged from turning off lights and appliances, to shutting outside doors, and use of the temperature cards for monitoring classroom temperatures. Some schools wanted to tackle poorly fitted doors and windows and fix defective heating systems. Others wanted to fundraise to fit solar panels and generate their own electricity.
Presentation styles from other schools ranged from an energy-saving play, a musical turn from Lymington Junior on their ukuleles to a creative superhero presentation from Bransgore, The winners were Ashley Juniors, whose detailed action plan and assured performance included an outline of short, medium and long term energy saving goals for the school.
Well done New Forest School!