Belltown Power supports 15 schools local to eight of our sites, and across the lifetime of the projects over 10,000 children will benefit from our education programme.
Every year our solar farms fund school visits to the sites, in-classroom activities, and bespoke educational resources, aiming to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists, and to encourage a sense of pride towards the solar farm.
We have received fantastic feedback so far from the children and teachers involved:
“It was lovely to see Year 6 students totally absorbed. I particularly liked it when one child said, ‘I hadn’t realised how much I loved trees and plants!” – Sarah Addison, Head of Science, Emmanuel Middle School, Verwood, Dorset, UK
Another success story is Gatehouse ACE Academy in Dawlish, Devon, who are now enjoying the benefits of a solar rooftop array thanks to a donation from Sawmills solar farm. Not only do these new panels help the school save on their energy bills, they also inspire the children, bringing the topics of renewable energy and the environment a lot closer to home.
“Thank you for letting us visit the solar farm in Verwood. It was amazing when Tracy told us how many solar panels there are and how many houses they power. I wish to do it again!” – Enthusiastic student from Wimborne St Giles CE VA First School, Wimborne, Dorset, UK