Frome Schools Prepare for Carbon Countdown
Frome Town Council and Frome Renewable Energy Co-op have been working together to offer free support to local schools to help them cut costs and carbon. The programme launched in September 2014 and offers local schools a free energy audit of buildings and operations alongside energy activities led by students for the whole school community. To date we have worked with Selwood Academy, Frome College, St John’s Primary School and Trinity First School. An school energy challenge is being organised as part of this work.
Jacqui Grainger, who is part of the team delivering the project says ‘we are very excited about this project. We can cut carbon to save schools money whilst providing students with experience of vital life-skills around energy use. Energy activities are not an add-on, and enrich the curriculum and ethos of the school’.
‘We can help schools cut their energy costs by 10-20% through simple behaviour change and no cost adjustments to heating and hot water’, reports Anna Francis, also part of the project team, ‘this can amount to hundreds of pounds saved even in smaller schools and several thousands of pounds in larger ones, sums that can make a real difference!’.
Interested schools are invited to contact Anna Francis at Frome Town Council