Year 11 agriculture pupils from Saintfield High School powered on with their learning of renewable energy this week with a visit to see wind energy company, Simple Power’s wind turbine at work on local farmer Henry Doran’s farm in Drumbo.
Nine pupils visited the wind turbine on Henry’s dairy farm. The visit was co-ordinated by Simple Power to allow the class to learn first-hand about the power of wind energy in action on a farm in their local area.
As part of the tour, Saintfield High School pupils were shown the single 250kW wind turbine by Simple Power’s Planning Manager, Stuart Clarke and Project Co-ordinator, Colin Power.
Ms. Watt, Principal of Saintfield High School commented: “Having a tour of the local wind turbine was a great opportunity for our Year 11 agriculture class to see renewable energy in action on the farm.”
Philip Rainey, Chief Executive of Simple Power said: “We were delighted to welcome the Saintfield High School to our turbine in Drumbo. We feel it is important to bring young peoples’ learning to life and show them in a practical way how wind turbines function and how wind energy can help reduce Northern Ireland’s carbon emissions and contribute to a greener planet.”
Simple Power enables farmers and their families to contribute to renewable energy generation while also turning their land into a sustainable and reliable source of income.