Youngsters draw on Biomass power source

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Creative energy is being harnessed by pupils at a Bletchley school as they celebrate the installation of a dedicated 
biomass boiler.

The boiler – which will help Sir Herbert Leon Academy see savings of £10,000 a year on its energy bills – was installed by E.ON to provide a lower carbon heat source for the 800-student main building and its swimming pool and fitness centre.

Students were tasked with designing the boiler’s branding based on its importance for the school and environment.

The winning designs have been made into a permanent display to brighten up the walls of the new biomass container, with the winning artists each taking home an iPod Touch and an energy efficiency hamper.

Simon Viccars, principal at Sir Herbert Leon Academy, said: “We are always striving to provide the best possible learning environment for our students.

“We recognise that energy efficiency is an important part of a child’s education.”