Peel Energy recently facilitated a visit to its Scout Moor Wind Farm by a group of students from Holy Trinity Primary School in Bacup.
The visit was supervised by Ms Jennifer Ringland and formed part of the students’ “Geography Week”, during which they had built a wind farm in a field and also held a debate about the merits of using wind energy.
The wind farm visit took place on Tuesday 20th October and the children were accompanied by Peel Energy’s Development Manager, Steve Snowdon. 41 Year 5 students embarked on a tour of the wind farm and were given the opportunity to ask questions on site for just under an hour. In the afternoon, another visit took place by 36 Year 6 students, led by Peel Energy’s James Hadfield, along with 5 members of school staff with the students on each visit.
The morning visit was very foggy, which demonstrated how the turbine’s light grey colour allowed them to blend in and essentially vanish from sight.
In addition to this, Peel’s Steve Snowdon also attended the Holy Trinity School on Wednesday 21st October to give presentations about renewable energy to the Year 2, 3 and 4 students (38, 37 and 37 respectively).
The Peel Energy team regularly show schools around the Wind Farm to allow them to experience it first hand. If you’re interested in discussing a school visit, please use the contact details at the foot of the page.