Grant helps Nailsea School to go green

Site manager William Carpenter and headteacher Dionne Elliott, with the old style florescent strip l

Site manager William Carpenter and headteacher Dionne Elliott, with the old style florescent strip lighting and the new LED panels. - Credit: Archant

Nailsea School has been given a grant to enable it to become more environmentally friendly.

The Megawatt Community Energy Fund awarded the school £4,000 to further its work in lowering its carbon footprint.

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Staff have used the money to replace 120 fluorescent light fittings with an LED panel - which uses less power and reduces bills.

The school's development officer, Fiona Davies, said: "Making these changes within the school is an important way to make a difference to the environment whilst highlighting the growing importance of tackling climate change.

"We have a number of students who have formed their own Climate Action Group, and it is encouraging to see the positive steps they are taking for the planet's future."


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The students have made a number of positive changes including switching to compostable containers and bamboo cutlery in the canteen.

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