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THE CORNISH Guardian has teamed up with British Gas to give one lucky school the chance to win a green energy makeover worth £100,000. British Gas’s Generation Green competition could make one Cornish school the most ecofriendly in the country.
Your school could be in with a chance of winning the latest technology – from solar panels and heat pumps to LED lighting and cavity wall insulation.

The competition is open to every primary and secondary school in the Cornish Guardian readership area – from Newquay and St Austell to Bude and Saltash. All entries will then appear in the paper on February 26 – and readers will be able to cast their vote on the school they wish to win the ultimate eco-prize.
The winner will be announced in early March.

Generation Green is a practical and innovative education programme designed to help teachers, students, schools and communities learn more about how to save energy and reduce their bills. Through free teaching resources, educational experiences and energy makeovers, the programme hopes to educate the next generation about how to reduce their impact on the environment, and inspire them to become future energy innovators.
Richard Brook, manager of British Gas Generation Green, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to make this investment to help a school in Cornwall become one of the most energy-efficient in the country. Helping schools to reduce their energy use and inspiring the next generation to be curious about the future of energy is what we do at British Gas Generation Green, so we hope that this energy makeover will not only help reduce energy bills, but also give the pupils at the winning school an exciting way of learning about being sustainable, and sharing what they learn with their local community. The competition is open to all primary and secondary schools in Cornwall, and I urge every school to get involved to stand a chance of winning.”
The Cornish Guardian also ran the competition last year – with Saltash.net school scooping the six-figure prize.

After consultation with British Gas experts, they opted for: a new 30kW solar photovoltaic array of panels, new LED lighting, new fluorescent lighting and a new heating system pipework insulation.
The switch has helped save around 12 per cent on the school’s energy bills.

Closing date for applications is February 19, 2014

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