Pupils switch on to solar power

PUBLISHED: 11:09 24 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:10 24 July 2013

Hawkchurch primary school governors Bob Ott and David Dredge with pupils (left to right from the back)  Ellen Turner, Amelia Bradley, Isobel Blandamer, Nieeve Dunham,  Lucy Mackenney .

Hawkchurch primary school governors Bob Ott and David Dredge with pupils (left to right from the back) Ellen Turner, Amelia Bradley, Isobel Blandamer, Nieeve Dunham, Lucy Mackenney .

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Youngsters at Hawkchurch Primary School learn how the sun’s rays can be converted to electricity

Children at Hawkchurch Primary School got switched on to the benefits of solar energy during a recent demonstration.

On a perfect sunny afternoon the pupils were shown how the sun’s rays are converted into electricity.

And to demonstrate the applications for which the energy can be used two school governors - Bob Ott and David Dredge - took along a radio and a toy car powered by small solar panels.

Both the primary school and the village hall are fortunate to have had photovoltaic panels installed at no cost following the development of a large solar farm in Hawkchurch last year.


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