Making the effort

SCHOOL pupils have shown an energy-conscious approach to tackling climate change through a host of green, cost-saving initiatives.

Bramley Sunnyside Junior School’s student council have been working on a host of moves to cut energy use and ensure the school is greener, including switching off classroom lights, ensuring electrical equipment is turned off and understanding why recycling is so important.

Throughout November, the school council took part in the Energy Sparks campaign, which was designed to help schools reduce their electricity and gas usage through the analysis of smart meter data.

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Pupils are working with their school caretaker to survey the school and look at the different types and the amount of energy being used in each room.

Wentworth & Dearne MP John Healey visited members of the student council and said pupils had been keen to discuss the need to “help save energy and tackle climate change”.

Mr Healey said: “Schools all around our area are having to look at their energy consumption because of spiralling costs and pupils at Bramley Sunnyside are playing an active role in helping to bring costs down and reduce carbon emissions.

“Pupils had plenty of ideas on how both staff and students can help with the project, including making sure lights are switched off when they’re not needed and recycling plastic bottles in school.  

“I’ll be keeping in touch to find out how their hard work has paid off.”

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