Eco friendly visit to Barnstaple college

PUPILS from Horwood and Newton Tracey Community School have visited Petroc in Barnstaple to find out more aboput being environmentally friendly. The Year 6 pupils have been studying the topic Saving our World and researching ways in which they can reduc

PUPILS from Horwood and Newton Tracey Community School have visited Petroc in Barnstaple to find out more aboput being environmentally friendly.

The Year 6 pupils have been studying the topic "Saving our World" and researching ways in which they can reduce their carbon footprint and have produced persuasive letters and posters to encourage others to adopt green ideas.

Their school has recently benefitted from a new wood pellet boiler/heating system and sensor activated lights have been installed.

So to help them learn more the Environmental Technologies department at the college in Barnstaple opened its doors to show the students energy efficient methods of construction, sustainability and materials, among other things.


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They also got to tour the college's increasingly well known Eco House to found out more about what makes it so environmentally friendly and what it would be like to live in an eco house with its hosts of energy saving measures.

"It is always a pleasure to meet young people with such an enthusiasm for knowledge," said Neil Hookway, Head of School for Architecture, Construction and the Built Environment.

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"The students' incisive and informed questions impressed me, it was a real pleasure to meet such an energetic and enthusiastic group of young people.

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