Sidmouth pupils could save �12,000 switching off lights

Sidmouth students learn importance of going green

SENIOR students at St John’s School, Sidmouth, have been learning about the importance of ‘going green’.

Having watched a Powerpoint presentation at senior assembly, with role playing help from some Year Seven students, they saw how just a little effort from everyone can make a big difference.

They were asked what could �12,000 buy and how could it be raised. The money would pay for a full class set of IPads, a new mini-bus for the school or new gym equipment.

It could be raised, they suggested, by winning the lottery, getting donations, having fewer teachers, increasing school fees or through the PTFA.


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However, they learnt, it was easier than that. By turning off lights when not needed could save the school �12,000 a year, while turning off machines left on standby could save thousands more.

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