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A PRIMARY school is to get solar panels as a reward for pupils’ top class energy saving skills.

Children from Grasby Primary School took part in the county council and Carbon Trust’s Schools Collaboration on Resource Efficiency project looking at ways to reduce energy use in schools.

Three pupils learned how to carry out a building energy audit, how to identify energy saving opportunities and how to calculate carbon and financial savings.

The pupils made a presentation to the rest of the school reminding them of ways to save energy and identified areas of the school were heat was being lost.

Headteacher June Richardson said: “We are delighted that Grasby has been recognised for the hard work that has been put in to making the school more energy efficient.

“We have a very active Eco team, supported by one of our parents, so this project was a natural extension of work already under way.

“The children learnt lots of ‘quick wins’ to save energy that are applicable to school and to their homes too and I know that many have taken this information into the wider community of the school.”