Thursday, 8 November 2012

Energy Walls

Visiting a primary school in London recently I saw that the new sports hall wall is totally covered with photovoltaic cells.  This is the first time that I have seen quite such a dense coverage on walls in a UK school.

Obviously this is a massive learning aid and I was pleased to see a real focus on energy creation, usage etc in the foyer as I entered the school.  It is clearly an ongoing major curriculum project. 

Despite government initiatives and resources I still visit far too many schools that do not explore the basic energy use learning opportunities available in their own schools. As energy gets increasingly expensive and as sustainability with alternative power sources becoming national agenda items it's a real shame that more schools don't focus on it. 

What a wasted chance! 

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