Energy lesson for Lichfield schoolchildren

James Armstrong, Nicholas Docherty, Lucy Tonks and Emma Hughes with their bookmarks

James Armstrong, Nicholas Docherty, Lucy Tonks and Emma Hughes with their bookmarks

Lichfield schoolchildren have been learning how to save energy as part of the area’s Warmer Homes, Greener District scheme.

St Michael’s Primary School was visited by energy experts Hestia as part of the project organised by Lichfield District Council.

During the session, pupils from years 4, 5 and 6 at the primary school learnt about how to be greener at home by saving energy.

The workshop was made up of two games – Who Wants to be an Eco Saver? and Guess the Object. The games were used to introduce green themes, such as what a carbon footprint is, what are fossil fuels and renewable energy, and why we should recycle and save water and energy around the home.

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Health and Environmental Protection, added:

“The earlier we learn about how to cut down the amount of energy we use, the better. This is why it is important for children to understand the issues around energy efficiency and how they can make a big difference. We’re committed to making Lichfield District a low carbon district and one of the ways we’re doing this is with our Warmer Homes, Greener District scheme.

“This is the scheme which offers residents 50 per cent discounts on cavity wall and loft insulation, and full grants for many. To find out more please call 0800 5677 501 or visit www.warmandgreen.co.uk.”

At the end of the session, the children were all given a Warmer Home, Greener District bookmark to remember the energy saving tips.

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