Leeds schools set to go green for £100k makeover

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Here’s a chance for schools to prove they are top of the class when it comes to showing off their green credentials.

The Yorkshire Evening Post has teamed up with British Gas to launch our exciting ECO KIDS! challenge.

The initiative will give all primary and special schools in Leeds the chance to land a prize that’s good for them and great for the environment too.

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 a variety of tokens that will be printed in the YEP every day between now and Saturday, April 19.

The two schools which collect the highest number of points will be crowned the champions and receive a special eco makeover.

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.

“Helping schools to reduce their energy use and inspiring the next generation to be curious about the future of energy is what we do at British Gas Generation Green.

“We hope that this energy makeover will not only help reduce energy bills, but also give pupils an exciting way of learning about being sustainable, and sharing what they learn with their local community.”

Nicola Furbisher, YEP managing editor, said: “This is a fantastic initiative and helps to inspire the next generation to think about a greener future.

“These fantastic makeovers will make a tremendous difference to our city’s schools.

“I would urge all schools to sign up and take part in this exciting eco challenge.”

The challenge is being run as part of British Gas’s Generation Green scheme, which teaches kids about energy and sustainability.

* Pick up a copy of today’s Yorkshire Evening Post for your first tokens.

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