A group of year six children enjoyed a school trip with St John’s Church of England primary school, Wellington recently.
The children visited New Rendy Solar farm, situated near the villages of Bradford-on-Tone and Oake, and were able to explore the grounds, and learn how they operate.
The event was organised by Earth Energy Education, who want to help children understand and empower the sustainable future.
The class split into two groups and had two different activities. One was to complete a solar farm challenge by finding out as much information possible about the number of panels, why they are positioned the way they are and the materials used to make them and how that generates power.
The second group did a biodiversity study, whereby they investigated what plants, birds and insects they might find while on the farm. This was a very popular activity as the children enjoyed sweeping the long grass and hedgerows with nets and collecting the insects they found in containers.
The children enjoyed an enjoyable afternoon, and appreciated the outdoors during the lovely weather.