Baxi Planet Power packs generate winners
Baxi has heralded pupils at Raynham Primary School, Edmonton, and Walsh Junior School in Ash as Planet Power Champions.
Baxi collaborated with the National Schools Partnership, experts in educational resources, to develop the 'Planet Power Pack', an innovative science resource for primary teachers and pupils to explore renewable energy. With sustainability high on many school's education programme, the resource engages children and helps raise awareness among families of the simple ways to save energy.
Nyesha Islam of Raynham Primary School, aged 9, drew a picture of her bedroom, showing lots of energy saving ideas. Her ideas claimed one of the top prizes of £500 for her school to use on environmental resources in Baxi's 'Planet Power Pack' competition.
Nyesha was presented with a certificate by Dave Fordham of Baxi in a special achievers assembly. Head teacher Marva Rollins said: "We are delighted that Nyesha has won £500 for the school, and she will help us to choose how we spend the money on resources to teach the children about the environment and what we can do to preserve it."
Cllr Ayfer Orhan, Enfield Council's cabinet member for education and children's services, said, "Congratulations to Nyesha and Raynham School. I am sure that as a winner Nyesha will have some very interesting ideas on how the £500 can be spent at Raynham School.
"It is great to see a leading company contributing to our children's education - so well done Baxi for supporting science education in this way."
Megan Marshall, aged 9, of Walsh Junior School claimed third prize of an Eco wind-up media player. Alison Inskip, Megan's teacher, said: "We are very proud of Megan's achievements and we are thrilled that the children are becoming more energy aware. Her competition entry showed lots of innovative yet simple ways to save energy in her bedroom.
"The Planet Power pack resource included three super, solar-powered experiments. We used them as part of our recent Green Day, when our specially created 'Sand and Ice' garden was officially opened, and our Eco Schools Green Flag was raised. The children of Walsh Junior School take their responsibilities as the citizens of the future seriously, and have pledged to do all they can to save the planet."
The Planet Power Pack included special science curriculum linked resources that were developed by NSP: a fruit powered watch, a little solar panel and a unique mini wind turbine. In addition, there were downloadable activity sheets and teacher support notes; sticker sheets to reward children for completion of class work and homework tasks; and certificates for every child completing their 'Planet Power' checklists.