Teachers Want a Windmill on Every Scottish School; Power Plant: Many Schools Could Be Fitted with Small Wind Turbines
Byline: Stuart Nicolson
EVERY school in Scotland should have a windmill on the roof to helpcombat climate change, teachers' leaders said yesterday.
They claimed many secondary and most primary schools were perfectly located tohost renewable power plants such as small wind turbines.
The Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association (SSTA), one of the country's mainteaching unions, now wants ministers to make cash available for every secondaryschool to on every have some kind of green energy system installed.
SSTA general secretary David Eaglesham said such a move could help dramaticallyslash the schools' own energy bills as well as helping the wider environment.
He added: 'If Scotland is to become a world leader in the supply and use ofrenewable energy, then we believe that schools should be a major focus withinthis.
'We call on the government to enable every secondary school which is suitablylocated to be funded to have a renewable energy system on its premises ornearby, supplying electrical power or heating to the premises.
'The use of these would not only help in energy generation, but will create agreater impact on young people if they see their school generate much of itsown energy.
'It will bring global issues very much to school level for our young people.
'Some schools have already moved down this road, the new Inverclyde Academybeing a good example. …