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Youngsters join forces for school makeover

Youngsters at Broomfield SILC

Youngsters at Broomfield SILC

Pupils across Leeds are being urged to join forces and show off their green credentials.

Youngsters at Broomfield South Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre, in Belle Isle, scooped thousands of pounds to win an eco-makeover for their school as part of the YEP’s ECO KIDS campaign.

Pupil power at the school saw them amass a haul of tokens to be the joint winners of the competition two years ago.

The school used the makeover to install new lighting, radiators and an energy saving meter to monitor their electricity usage.

Principal John Fryer said at the time:“The win is fantastic news, the perfect early Christmas present. Thanks to everyone who supported us.”

The Yorkshire Evening Post has teamed up with British Gas again for our ECO KIDS! challenge.

The initiative gives all primary and special schools in Leeds the chance to land a prize that will help them support a greener future and learn about the environment.

The competition’s two winning schools will receive environmentally-friendly makeovers worth a combined total of £100,000.

Schools and their pupils need to work together to collect tokens printed in the YEP every day until Saturday, April 19.

The two schools which collect the highest number of points will be crowned the champions.

Richard Brook, manager of British Gas Generation Green, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to make this investment to help schools in Leeds become some of the most energy efficient in the country.”

* Pick up a copy of today’s Yorkshire Evening Post for your ECO KIDS token.

 

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