School waiting for wind power

THE WHEELS are in motion, but Suffolk's greenest school is still waiting for its wind power.A massive wind turbine towers over Beaumont Community Primary and while the wind is doing its bit, the electricity is not yet flowing.

THE WHEELS are in motion, but Suffolk's greenest school is still waiting for its wind power.

A massive wind turbine towers over Beaumont Community Primary and while the wind is doing its bit, the electricity is not yet flowing.

Pupils and staff are still waiting for a licence to arrive to allow the power to start pumping.

The big switch on is planned for some time in the next fortnight. When the green light is given, the Hadleigh school's computer and the surplus will be sold back to the national grid.

But the powerless pylon has failed to darken what has been a fantastic opening three weeks for the revolutionary school.

Pupils are settling in well, with the latest intake trooping through the doors last Monday.

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Alpine plants on the eco-friendly sedum roof are standing strong providing insulation and soaking up rainwater.

The excess during last Monday's will be recycled and use to flush the toilets.

Headmistress, Stella Burton, said: "We can't believe it only been three weeks since we opened, it feels like much longer. We are letting out the sports hall in the evenings to the community for aerobics and all sorts of other activities.

"Everything is running very smoothly and the children have settled in well. We could do with a few more hours in the day really."

The pupils have been invited to lunch at nearby St Mary's school in next month for the children to meet old friends and to make some new ones.

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