Little Snoring Primary pupils learn about renewable energy

Pupils at the top of the wind turbine with teacher Laura Newark.

Pupils at the top of the wind turbine with teacher Laura Newark. - Credit: Archant

Pupils at Little Snoring Primary have been busy investigating materials and finding ways to recycle and reuse them.

At the dinosaur party

At the dinosaur party - Credit: Archant

After reading the story Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish by Michael Foreman, they began exploring and experimenting with various materials.

KS2 taking part in the class assembly

KS2 taking part in the class assembly - Credit: Archant

Younger children enjoyed a visit from the Energy Rescuers who helped the children learn ways they could reduce energy consumption at home and school. Older children were particularly interested in the theme the world belongs to us all, and have been finding out more about sustainable energy.

Everyone in the school has been involved in investigating sustainable power sources after having solar panels fitted in the summer holidays, thanks to a grant from Sheringham Shoal Community Fund which was secured by the governing body from the Norfolk Community Foundation.

The school had a biomass boiler installed in 2012 and this latest initiative is part of the school's drive to become energy efficient and increase children's awareness of environmental issues.

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Money saved is used to provide more educational opportunities for all pupils.

During the topic children also enjoyed a visit to the Green Britain Centre at Swaffham where they were able to climb the wind turbine, make their own turbines, complete the creative garden trail which and have a close look at the world's fastest electric car.

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The school is very proud of its creative curriculum which develops children's essential skills and enables pupils to achieve their best.

This was recognised by OFSTED earlier this year, when the school was judged to be good overall with outstanding leadership and management and behaviour and safety.

Head teacher Lisa Dodge said: 'Staff and Governors know that children learn best when they are actively involved in practical, engaging lessons which are motivating and enjoyable.

'Teachers provide children with a wide range of learning opportunities and fire their imaginations with trips and visitors related to topics.'

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