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Derek Twigg, MP for Halton

Working Hard for Widnes, Runcorn & Hale

Derek Twigg MP visits Moorfield Primary School, Widnes to discuss their ambitious Solar Schools project

07 Nov 2014

On Friday 7 November, Derek Twigg MP visited Moorfield Primary School to talk to the pupils and staff about the Solar School Scheme.

On Thursday 2 October, Moorfield Primary School launched months of exciting fundraising activities aiming to raise £15000 to buy and install solar panels, as part of the innovative Solar Schools project.

Once installed the panels will generate clean electricity, help cut the schools energy bills and generate additional income which will be spent on school resources and equipment.

Moorfield Primary School in Widnes is one of only 15 schools to gain a place on the Solar Schools scheme this year, after over 260 registered their interest. The project, run by the carbon cutting campaign 10:10 in partnership with 100% renewable electricity company Good Energy, provides schools with all the free tools and training they need to crowd fund the cost of installing solar panels.

The project helps school children learn first-hand about renewable energy, climate change and energy efficiency. Once installed, the solar panels will bring in an income for the school to spend. Moorfield Primary School is aiming to raise enough to buy 40 solar panels, which could earn over £1210 in Feed-in payments annually for the next 20 years, in addition to the annual savings on electricity bills.

Derek Twigg MP said “I was delighted to visit Moorfield Primary School and meet pupils and staff. The pupils explained to me the exciting and innovative fund-raising efforts they have been involved with. I was very impressed with their passion and determination to make the project a success”

Moorfield  Primary School  will be giving their whole community the chance to get involved in their solar powered efforts, with a variety of activities and events throughout the year including a Christmas Fair, 100 club draw, Race night, Quiz night and table top sale.

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