Lowestoft Energy Challenge

Pupils and students make their community more energy aware Three groups of students from Lowestoft set themselves up as environmental energy consultants, to research renewable energy and energy-saving methods for their schools. There’s a lot at stake, with £25,000 up for grabs – money which could help the students implement their ideas. They’re pitching to a panel from enterprise agencies NESTA and Make Your Mark, and trying convince the judges they can make their dreams a reality.

Poplars Primary School has a team of energy monitors, who are making sure that everyone in the school is aware of the need to save energy. The children there have benefited from a visit from the Green Energy Machine. At Denes High School, students in energy-saving workshops are also aiming to change people’s attitudes; and they’re researching the potential of a wind turbine for the school. At Lowestoft College, the energy team looks into converting cars to use biofuel, and creates a waste sculpture to raise awareness of how much we waste.

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