SCHOOLCHILDREN in the Dispatch district are being invited to arrest damage to the environment — by becoming ‘climate cops’.
Energy company npower has launched a nationwide initiative promoting small ways of saving energy that can have a big impact on everyone becoming more eco-friendly.
At the heart of the initiative are ‘climate cop’ academies, which are day-long in-school workshops. These are filled with activities, ranging from generating electricity with body movement to using thermal-imaging cameras to demonstrate how much heat comes from the human body and the effects of insulation.
Already children at Snape Wood and St Mary’s Church Of England Primary Schools in Bulwell have taken part.
Npower has also made available a teacher-information pack so other local schools can join the ranks of the ‘climate cops’.
Clare McDougall, of npower, said: “It’s wonderful that ‘climate cops’ are helping schools across the UK become greener and more sustainable and inspiring young people to get involved in energy efficiency themselves.”
n OUR PHOTO shows a group of ‘climate cop’ schoolchildren in Nottingham generating their own electricity with the use of a rowing machine