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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