Lights go out at Osgodby

Osgodby's carbon ambassadors Madelaine Seamer, Eleanor Branch, Phoebe Swan, Charlotte Cason and Wilf Marris keep their eye on consumption EMN-140112-123714001
Osgodby's carbon ambassadors Madelaine Seamer, Eleanor Branch, Phoebe Swan, Charlotte Cason and Wilf Marris keep their eye on consumption EMN-140112-123714001

When it comes to energy saving there aren’t many can beat the pupils and staff at Osgodby Primary.

The school was one of 60 from across the county to take part in the Switch-Off Challenge run by Lincolnshire County Council.

In addition to the lights, computers and all other non-essential electrics were turned off for the whole day in a bid to get schools thinking about ways to save energy.

Even school administrator Sarah Greig reverted to an old fashioned telephone to help with savings.

Having signed up for the SCoRE project - Schools Collaboration on Resource Efficiency - the school has already made massive savings.

However, they still managed to save 63 percent on switch-off day, which saw them take third place.

“We are delighted to come third in the county and when we consider that we have already been doing our best to reduce our electricity usage generally, a saving of 63 percent is absolutely amazing,” said Mrs Greig, who is also the school’s SCoRE project leader.

“We are now on our second lot of carbon ambassadors, who are working really hard, helping our month on month electricity usage to still be going down.”

And at Osgodby there was another challenge - to wear as many things green as possible, with the winners - who all had more than 10 items - being Emily Thompson, Isaac Goulder, Iona Catani-Brown, Lily Kirkby and Mackenzie Downie.

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