Pupils from Drumglass High School, Dungannon recently stepped out of the classroom to pay a visit to a local wind turbine to celebrate the power of wind energy.
To celebrate Wind Week, which took place from 15th- 22nd June and incorporates Global Wind Day on Sunday 15th June, Simple Power hosted an educational visit for pupils from Drumglass High at farmer Hugh Monaghan’s farm in Clogher.
The secondary school pupils were given a guided tour of the wind turbine and learnt about how this vast natural resource is being used to power homes all across Northern Ireland. The fun-filled interactive tour demonstrated how wind can be turned into electricity to boil your kettle or power your TV.
The pupils heard how wind energy is helping to create a new electricity market, securing future energy supply and protecting the environment.
Simple Power Chief Executive, Philip Rainey, said “This was a great opportunity for the pupils of Drumglass High School to broaden their knowledge on the environment, wind energy and the science behind renewable energy sources.
“With the visit coinciding with Wind Week, we hope our message on sustainable energy sources is made even more powerful.”