Youngsters put their energy into going green

Ian Lavery's office has asked me to send this press release and pics to you ' hopefully to run as a story.'' ''The Wansbeck MP recently visited Newminster School in Morpeth to see how green service provider Eaga's newly-appointed Renewables Education Officer, Caroline Robinson, introduces the kids to solar and other forms of renewable energy '' ''The first pic caption is Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery with Caroline Robinson, Eaga's Renewables Education Officer and pupils from Newminster Middle School in Morpeth.'' ''The other one is pupil Benjamin Strong, 12, with Ian Lavery MP and Caroline Robinson from Eaga'' ''Hopefully it is a good story for you ' for a Go Green platform in the main paper or the supplement'.
Ian Lavery's office has asked me to send this press release and pics to you ' hopefully to run as a story.'' ''The Wansbeck MP recently visited Newminster School in Morpeth to see how green service provider Eaga's newly-appointed Renewables Education Officer, Caroline Robinson, introduces the kids to solar and other forms of renewable energy '' ''The first pic caption is Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery with Caroline Robinson, Eaga's Renewables Education Officer and pupils from Newminster Middle School in Morpeth.'' ''The other one is pupil Benjamin Strong, 12, with Ian Lavery MP and Caroline Robinson from Eaga'' ''Hopefully it is a good story for you ' for a Go Green platform in the main paper or the supplement'.

AN MP visited a Morpeth school to see first hand how a green services provider is helping pupils learn about renewable energy.

As part of its commitment to sustainable energy sources, Eaga is linking up with schools across the UK to help spread the message about their importance both today and in the future.

And as it has previously installed an array of solar panels at Newminster Middle School and Technology College, it made perfect sense to start there.

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery joined in with a solar energy lesson during his visit and he said that as well as being a lot of fun, it was great to see schoolchildren showing such enthusiasm for clean energy.

He added: “This region has a proud heritage in coal mining, but we are also now known for being at the forefront of low carbon energy production and for our younger generation this offers an exciting future. I therefore applaud Newminster Middle School and Eaga for this initiative.”

Science teacher Gillian Whitmell said: “The flooding in Morpeth in 2008 has made us all aware of how fragile our planet is and there is huge interest in our school for green living.

“We have solar panels on our roof supplying power to the kitchens and we recently achieved Eco Schools Green Flag status for our efforts in, for example, recycling, reusing water and paper and reducing waste.

“Working with Eaga is therefore something we were more than keen to do.”

The Newcastle-based company is one of the UK’s largest installers of household renewable energy solutions. The solar energy lesson was delivered by its recently appointed Renewables Educational Officer, Caroline Robinson.

“Newminster is already doing some fabulous work through initiatives such as its after school climate crews and eco clubs, and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to come in and talk about renewable energy,” she said.

“As a former teacher I know how important it is to make lessons interesting and fun and easy for busy teachers to include in the curriculum.

“Using a range of interactive props, I can demonstrate renewable energy in a way which engages all the pupils and hopefully leaves a lasting impression.”