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On Monday 30th November, pupils from Norwich Primary Academy visited the Green Britain Centre in Swaffham, a trip facilitated by Briar Chemicals as part of its community relations programme.

Pupils were given a tour of the Green Britain Centre, where they were able to see its giant wind turbine and learn how it generates power. They were also given the opportunity to make their own wind turbines and check out the world’s fastest electric road car; which is capable of going from 0-100mph in just eight seconds.

In a week where the world leaders came together in Paris to discuss climate change, the importance of sustainability has never been more relevant. These 6-7 year olds had a great morning learning all about Green Britain’s vision of the future.

The Green Britain Centre is a popular place for schools and colleges trips; it is fun, informative and inspiring for the children and it brings science to life right before their eyes. Seven-year-old Ave-Jean said:

“I liked the wind turbine because it was really tall. “It’s really cool because it can move in the wind and make more electricity.”

NPA pupils with Greenbird, fastest wind powered vehicle at Green Britain Centre
Pupils with Greenbird, the fastest wind-powered vehicle

Lindsay Pierssene, Assistant Headteacher, said: “This half term the children have been learning about recycling, reducing and reusing to help save the environment. As such a huge global issue it is vital that children understand the benefits of renewable energy and the staff and activities available at the eco-centre really enthused the children.”

“Thank you to everyone at Briar Chemicals for sponsoring our visit. Everyone at Norwich Primary Academy had an enjoyable learning experience.”

Alex Fuller, Head of Education at The Green Britain Centre welcomes regular visits from schools and ensures that the children all have a fun and informative time, said:

It is vital that the younger generations are encouraged to explore issues of sustainability and I was impressed with the enthusiasm they showed in each of the activities they took part in at The Green Britain Centre.

“I am delighted the children from Norwich Primary Academy were able to enjoy taking part in our school’s education programme.”