School wins £25k for solar panels

PUBLISHED: 13:33 16 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:29 15 June 2010

AXMINSTER Community Primary School has been awarded £25,000 for solar panels after coming fourth in a national green competition.

AXMINSTER Community Primary School has been awarded £25,000 for solar panels after coming fourth in a national green competition.The school was among 6,000 to take part in Generation Green, a schools and community programme from British Gas, in which tree leaves could be exchanged for a variety of energy efficient rewards. The first 10 primary schools and the first 10 secondary schools to reach their goal won solar panels for the school.Year Three teacher and Eco Club co-ordinator Donna Butler said: "We are absolutely delighted and we couldn't quite believe it - it's a big national competition."The children have been fantastic and led the whole thing. "They know their school will be more economically friendly and will make a huge financial saving every month, which can fund more positive things.


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