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Mabe Primary School’s Solar Schools Project which aims to raise enough money
11:50am Saturday 7th December 2013 in News
Mabe Primary School has pledged to raise £10,000 to install solar panels on the school roof and has started its fundraising with a ‘wear green day’ on Monday.
All the children and staff came to school in green and attended a solar schools assembly where they learnt about the Solar Schools Project, which would help them achieve their mission.
Headteacher Paul Hayes said: “At Mabe School our ambition is to get solar panels on our roof for next summer. Renewable energy will mean we protect our environment and save our money, which we can reinvest in the children's learning. As we live in sunny Cornwall it really makes sense.
“It's exciting to believe that with the help of our community this may be possible. Join us in reaching our target, your support will be very much appreciated and will be a great investment for the future of the planet and for Mabe School and its children.
“As well as information and plenty of support, Solar Schools also provides us with a web page where it is really easy for people to donate and follow the development of our project”
Amy Cameron, Solar Schools Campaign Manager is very supportive in Mabe School’s efforts "We're thrilled that Mabe are getting started and what a launch it was with all the children involved! We hope that the local community will help Mabe Primary School reach their target so they can cut carbon, earn extra cash for the school and help pupils, parents and staff understand the awesome power of renewable energy. And we'd love to hear from other schools in the area too who'd like to go solar."
Mabe Primary School are planning lots of events throughout the next eight months including school discos, sponsored walks, second-hand clothes sales and an Big Auction to name but a few. They welcome contact from any local businesses who would interested in being involved.
To find out more about the Solar Schools project, and show your support, visit www.solarschools.org.uk/mabe/