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Why One Primary School Plans On Keeping The Lights OFF

According to the North Devon Journal, an infant school is preparing to spend a day in July without electricity – and is calling others in the local community to do the same. South Molton Community Primary School has actually held termly ‘No Electricity’ days for the past couple of years, as a way of giving […]

Callum Fauser
by Callum Fauser

According to the North Devon Journal, an infant school is preparing to spend a day in July without electricity – and is calling others in the local community to do the same.

South Molton Community Primary School has actually held termly ‘No Electricity’ days for the past couple of years, as a way of giving children the opportunity to experience outdoor learning, while teaching them about both the importance of electricity, and how electricity generation can damage the natural environment.

With its Totally Unplugged event, due to take place on Thursday 7th July 2016, the school is hoping to involve others from outside the school for the first time. The North Devon Journal quotes headteacher Tom Parkin as saying, ‘When the electricity is off we have to start thinking in creative ways and we want to encourage people to engage in their natural learning environment…We’re hoping enough schools, businesses, groups and households take part to have an impact on the local power grid and perhaps even the national grid.’

For more information, visit www.southmoltonprimary.devon.sch.uk

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