Longhaven pupils head to London for awards

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PUPILS at Longhaven Primary School headed to London last week as Scottish Regional Champions in this year’s TOTAL Green School Awards.

The 15 pupils who attend the school recently took action to transform the old shed in their play area into an Eco Den.

They now have a warm, dry shelter to play in when the north-east climate prevents them from playing outdoors.

As well as giving the shed some make-over magic, they turned the renovation project into an environmental one and directed by head teacher, Karl Loney, chose to enter their findings into the Totally Powered Up category of the awards.

The children embarked on a mission to understand all about energy, particularly electricity, wind power and even visited Peterhead Power Station as part of their research.

To solve their ‘dark den’ problem, they turned a bicycle into a power station and with solar panels now installed, the Den can now provide light for them to read and play at any time of year.

The school travelled to London to receive a £1,000 cheque and certificate as Scottish champions at an award ceremony at London zoo hosted by the Young People’s Trust for the Environment and TOTAL.