Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh
In Primary 6, during Science, we have been looking at how much electricity we have been using in Lower School and trying to improve what the results were. We had two weeks to do it. In week one, we went around Lower School checking to see if any electricity was being wasted. All of us, in our groups, noted it down on our BBC Terrific Scientific sheets. At assembly some P6s made a short notice to tell Lower School to keep turning the lights off when not in use and make sure that all smart boards and computers were switched off.
Throughout the UK schools spend £543 million per year on electricity and scientists believe that UK schools could save £44 million. Dr Molyneux checked the electricity meter every day after school and before school for two weeks. In week two, we went around Lower School again to see if we had improved. A few girls did the mathematics and found out that they had reduced it by ninety kilowatt hours, which is about £13.50. We did a big assembly on Monday to tell the whole of Lower School. We did drama, a presentation and a dramatic opening! It was great fun and we need to keep this up.