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Future is bright for Legsby School as pupils Score well

Carbon ambassadors Edward Parrish and Sinead McCann are helping reduce costs at Legsby School EMN-140319-093302001

Carbon ambassadors Edward Parrish and Sinead McCann are helping reduce costs at Legsby School EMN-140319-093302001

Legsby School has installed new lights to areas of the building in a bid to cut its energy costs.

Ultra-efficient LED lighting has been put up in the older part of the school building, which houses the office, the reception area and the Key Stage One classroom.

The initiative was a follow on to the school’s involvement with the SCoRE programme - Schools Collaboration on Resource Efficiency - run by Lincolnshire County Council in a bid to help schools become more sustainable.

“There has of course been the initial outlay of the lighting, but this will pay for itself in time,” said chairman of governors Ivor Davey.

“We have concentrated this lighting programme in the older part of the building, as the other areas are newer so are already low energy.”

And leading the way in helping the school in its cost-cutting venture and carbon footprint reduction have been its Carbon Ambassador pupils Edward Parrish and Sinead McCann.

“I am pleased this has been done as it is going to save electricity,” said Edward, who would like to see more ‘green’ actions undertaken.

“I think we should look at solar panels, but they are expensive, and plastic strip curtains would also help to keep costs down.”

Since becoming the school’s carbon ambassadors, Edward and Sinead have been involved in doing a whole school energy audit and continue to encourage all staff and pupils to think about energy consumption and recycling.

“They have been very efficient carbon ambassadors, making sure everything is done properly,” added headteacher David Miskell.

And, now they are training up their successors to carry on the good work when they leave the school this summer.

 

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