A school in South Manchester is hoping to “crowdfund” £10,000 to install solar panels on its roof, as part of a new national scheme called “Solar Schools.”
Mr Andrew Shakos the head teacher at Parrs Wood High School has written
“We’re really excited to be one of the first solar schools in the country, and the only one selected in the Manchester area. The students at Parrs Wood are passionate about making our school greener, and we hope our community gets behind us in our mission. Getting the solar panels will make a vital difference to our carbon footprint and reducing our environmental impact.”
According to its website “Solar Schools is a brand new project that’s putting clean energy in classrooms all over the country. Schools set a fundraising target for their very own solar roof, then everyone chips in to help make it happen.
It’s a chance for pupils, parents, local businesses, former students and everyone else to do something good for their school, their community, and the whole world.”
Crowdfunding is “the process of funding your projects by a multitude of people contributing a small amount in order to attain a certain monetary goal” [wikipedia]
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