The Edina Trust have awarded Woodlands Academy £500 for their fantastic, forward thinking, ‘Natural Energy’ project.
Students and staff at Woodlands Academy have spent the last 2 years clearing and transforming a disused wooded area into a fantastic educational woodland environment. This outdoor facility now boasts accessible pathways, outdoor classroom sections, a large pond, a motion camera to pick up wildlife activity during nightfall, and 2 wireless camera bird boxes (also funded by The Edina Trust) so that students can study the birds and secretly watch them nesting.
ALL this work has been achieved through volunteering, sourcing free materials and gaining funding.
The pupils are interested in natural energy and have been researching how they would benefit from installing a wind turbine in the woodland area. They felt strongly that this would provide them with natural energy for evening/winter lighting to enable extended teaching hours at the outdoor classrooms, and also provide power for tools & equipment in the woodland, specifically for woodland craft projects.
Thanks to The Edina Trust, we have been able to purchase a Wind Turbine and can’t wait to get it installed so that pupils can engage in this fabulous environment, using natural energy.