Wind turbine approved for Winscombe school

PARENTS and teachers at a North Somerset school are celebrating after plans for an on-site wind turbine were approved.

PARENTS and teachers at a North Somerset school are celebrating after plans for an on-site wind turbine were approved.

Winscombe Woodborough Primary School, in Moorham Road, now needs to raise £20,000 to fund the project, which was approved at a south area committee meeting on September 19.

Mother Sue Martin suggested the idea.

Sue, whose three children attend the school, said: "I was stood on the playing field with the headteacher one very blustery day and just suggested the idea of a wind turbine.


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"It will provide an educational tool for the children, as it measures the amount of energy used by the school, as well as how much the turbine generates, while also saving the school money on energy bills.

"Seeing the turbine on the playing field every day will be a reminder to the children of their possible impact on the environment and what they can do to limit this.

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"They are our future generation and are more likely to encounter the consequences of environmental damage."

Sue said that EDF energy have primarily agreed to pay for half the project, and the school is hoping to get 30 percent of the funding from Government, but there is still a need for help to raise the remainding money.

If you wish to donate some money towards the project, contact Winscombe Woodborough Primary School on (01934) 843407.

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