The 10:10 team joined some very excited schoolchildren, our partners including Mumsnet and early supporters of the project to celebrate the launch of our newest carbon-cutting brainchild. As if all that wasn’t exciting enough, our lovely friends from Firefly brought their own version of energy high jinks with a combination of electricity generating bikes, solar panels and one of their newest products - the ‘TeedleGen’ seesaw generator (as you can see the pupils loved it).
Parents, governors, staff and pupils mingled with the people who've been working away behind the scenes so far and some of those who will hopefully help them on their way to becoming cleaner, greener solar-powered schools!
By visiting www.solarschools.org.uk you can see the schools involved and follow their stories. Why not help them on their way by making a donation to get your own little piece of virtual solar roof? Already live on the site we have – from Reading – Battle Primary School, E.P Collier Primary School, New Christ Church Primary School, New Town Primary School; from Cambridge – Newnham Croft Primary School; from Norwich – Framingham Earl High School and from the extra sunny Scilly Isles – Five Islands School.
As well as being a great way to get people thinking, talking and acting on climate change, under current government Feed-in Tariffs every £5 donated to a Solar School could earn back up to £17 over the next 25 years.
It’s a solar revolution and everyone’s invited.