Sustainability a focus for Saffron Walden students during Science Week

PUBLISHED: 09:15 24 March 2013

Friends’ pupils with their model sustainable homes.

Friends’ pupils with their model sustainable homes.


A MORNING of discovery and invention was on the timetable at Friends’ Junior School this week as they celebrated National Science and Engineering Week.

Children from Year 3 to 6 took part in a challenge to design and then construct a model sustainable house.

Kate Richardson, head of science at the junior school, said: “They investigated ways of reducing energy through building design, consumption by using the best insulation and harnessing natural energy with wind turbines and solar panels.

“Our Science Week task also required the children to cooperate and communicate with other members of their team, which they all did brilliantly.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Saffron Walden Reporter. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Saffron Walden Reporter