13 October 2014

Competition for primary schools to win free solar panels

Primary schools are being urged to take part in a competition to win solar panels, crowd-funded by Friends of the Earth supporters.
Pupils are invited to submit creative entries, such as artwork, photos or film, demonstrating why they’d love their school to be powered by solar energy.

The winning school, chosen by public vote at the start of the new year, will receive a solar installation free of charge. The panels will make thousands of pounds every year for the school – meaning more to spend on playgrounds, libraries and trips.
The competition is a part of Friends of the Earth’s RUN ON SUN campaign, which is supported by players of People’s Postcode lottery. The campaign aims to make it easier for schools to benefit from solar power.
Rachel Fulcher of Suffolk Coastal Friends of the Earth said: ‘Being powered by the sun provides a fantastic opportunity for local primary schools to save thousands of pounds through clean energy. The competition itself will encourage young people to learn about solar power. Whether it’s your children’s school or the one you went to years ago, nominate it for the chance to win – and be quick!’
Deadline for nominations: 24 October 2014. To make a nomination, visit https://www.foe.co.uk/go/solarcompetition.
Deadline for primary schools to send in entries: 15 December 2014. Submit entries online only, as photographs, film, or slideshows. Visit https://www.foe.co.uk/go/nominateschool.

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