Dartford students pledge to work on climate change

Two Maintenance Craftsmen from RWE’s Littlebrook Power Station joined pupils from Temple Hill Primary School for a fun day of learning about energy generation and conservation.More than 70 students from Temple Hill Community Primary School in Dartford, have vowed to play their part in helping to combat climate change by participating in an npower Climate Cops Academy.

The group of 75 students from year 5 were shown some simple ways to save energy in an exciting and engaging way. The interactive day was filled with activities including generating electricity with body movement, working with miniature examples of renewable energy sources, using thermal imaging cameras to see how much heat is emitted from the human body and the effects of insulation.

Pupils and teachers from Temple Hill were thrilled to welcome the Climate Cops Academy to the school. Head Teacher Sara White said, “We were pleased to have the Climate Cops day at the school. The children really enjoyed the activities and have been inspired to take care of the environment they live in both at home and school.”

Kevin Lindley, Littlebrook Power Station Manager said,” We were keen to offer a Climate Cops event to Temple Hill, as one of our local schools. It gave us a chance to engage with students in a fun way, whilst talking about the important messages of electricity production and energy conservation before our station closes.”

The 1,140 MW oil-fired Littlebrook Power Station in Kent, is scheduled to cease operations on the 31st March and close. The station was opted out of the Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD) in 2008 meaning that it had to close by the end of in 2015 or after 10,000 hours of operation.Over 4,800 children took part in Climate Cops Academy days across the UK in 2014 and the programme has now reached over 60,000 students since it began in November 2007.