Lessons by candlelight for Little Green Junior School pupils in Croxley Green

Lessons by candlelight for Croxley pupils

Lessons by candlelight for Croxley pupils

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

Croxley Green pupils spent a day studying by candlelight as they went without electricity at their school last Thursday.

Staff and students at Little Green Junior School, in Lincoln Drive, had no electricity as part of an effort to educate the children about energy consumption.

Janice Tearle, headteacher, said: "Children and staff at Little Green Junior School set themselves the challenge of working in school for the whole day without using any electricity.

"The aim was to raise awareness of how much electricity we use in a day. The whole school joined in.

"Everybody was working without heating, lights or computers with lessons taking place by candlelight and everyone wearing extra layers to stay warm.

"Even the school kitchen joined in by preparing soup cooked on gas and sandwiches for lunch."

A speaker from a renewable energy company visited the school to talk about how wind turbines produce energy.

Instead of listening to music on a CD, children sang songs accompanied by a teacher on the cello.

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5:53pm Thu 13 Feb 14

TRT says...

Oddly enough, we had a power cut last Thursday...
Oddly enough, we had a power cut last Thursday... TRT
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12:15pm Fri 14 Feb 14

garston tony says...

I think a good idea not just as an excercise in teaching about energy use but to also get away from the many modern gadgets that have invaded our modern lives and are possibly not only given more importance than needed but also take away rather than add to everyday life experiences. I'd certainly prefer singing songs than just listening to a cd for instance in that environment
I think a good idea not just as an excercise in teaching about energy use but to also get away from the many modern gadgets that have invaded our modern lives and are possibly not only given more importance than needed but also take away rather than add to everyday life experiences. I'd certainly prefer singing songs than just listening to a cd for instance in that environment garston tony
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