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The 2006 Ashden Award to Eastchurch Primary School recognised how it had developed a culture of good energy housekeeping amongst young pupils.
Eastchurch Primary serves three villages on the Isle of Sheppey. Although there is seasonal employment in tourism, this is a relatively poor area. Since 1998, the school has improved the efficiency of the fabric of the buildings, and encouraged the careful use of energy.
The Ashden Award fund was used towards a 6 kW wind turbine, which was installed during the Easter holidays in 2009, and officially opened (to the accompaniment of steel drums!)
in July. EDF and other sponsors co-funded the turbine.
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