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Weekly Edition - Published  29 September 2016


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Comic strip competition gives pupils chance to repeat generation green winning success

AS part of the Generation Green Smarter Power competition, school children aged 7 to 11 are being asked to draw a cartoon showing British Gas mascot, Wilbur, demonstrating how to save energy with smart meters. The winning comic strip will be chosen by 3 judges, including:- Nigel Parkinson, artist at the world famous comic:- 'The Beano.' Southport already boasts a Generation Green winning school after Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary and Nursery School was awarded an eco prize worth up to £50,000 in 2014. They received solar panels, a new heating system and an energy display monitor that shows real time energy consumption.  Pupils now have the opportunity to continue the Town's winning streak and see their school transformed, too. In their comic strip, schoolchildren will be asked to show how using smart meters could save energy in the home. British Gas is leading the smart meter roll out, and the Government wants every household to be offered smart meters by 2020.

The competition aims to get children thinking creatively about how they use and save energy so they better understand the benefits of smart meters. Nigel Parkinson said:- "I can't wait to see the kids' entries; they always have great ideas! I'd really like to see comic strips telling a fun and lively energy saving story with plenty of good humour showing how homes can benefit from smart meters."

Abi Robins from British Gas added:- "Southport is already home to a Generation Green winning school and pupils now have the opportunity to repeat the town's success with the Smarter Power competition. We want to see the most creative comic strips, complete with imaginative ideas on how to save energy with smart meters.  We can't wait to see if Southport can continue its winning streak and win another school energy makeover, worth up to £50,000."

The competition will be accepted entries until January 2016.  Schools can register for the competition via:- GenerationGreen.Co.UK.


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