Schools asked to slash energy use

The Lincolnshire World Ambassadors logo.
The Lincolnshire World Ambassadors logo.

Schools in Lincolnshire are once again being challenged to go without non-essential electrics for a day in a bid to focus young minds on energy reduction.

After the success of the first Lincolnshire Schools Switch Off Challenge last November, a follow-up is being planned for Friday, July 10.

The initiative is being coordinated by Lincolnshire County Council’s SCoRE (Schools Collaboration on Resource Efficiency) programme – a free, student-led educational scheme with a focus on energy reduction available to all schools in Lincolnshire.

The programme trains several pupils in each school to become Lincolnshire carbon ambassadors, who are able to identify energy saving opportunities, and implement behaviour change campaigns in their school.

It sees lights, computers, interactive white boards and all non-essential electrics being turned off for the whole day in a bid to get schools thinking about ways to save energy.

Each participating school will take two meter readings during the challenge to compare to readings taken on a normal day.

Prizes will be given to the two schools that make the biggest reductions.

To take part in the latest initiative, email score@lincolnshire.gov.uk.