School pupils go behind the scenes at new energy centre

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A class of pupils from Guardbridge Primary School were recently given a guided tour of the £25 million Guardbridge Energy Scheme.

The tour of the Guardbridge Energy Centre, located near St. Andrews, was arranged by the University of St. Andrews and Vital Energi as part of an programme designed to educate children on the benefits of the new installation.

The programme was delivered alongside the Considerate Constructor scheme and features mascot Ivor Goodsite, who previously visited the children at school to tell them about global warming.

Mike Cooke, Regional Director for Vital Energi commented, “The Considerate Constructor scheme is fantastic because it allows companies to get positive messages across about the important work contractors are undertaking and how it offers a great career path. The University of St Andrews has a real passion for using this project as an education facility for all areas of the community and this is an exemplar project to explain how CO2 reduction is being achieved through a renewable energy project.”

A spokesman for the University of St Andrews said, “We want as many people as possible to feel that they are a part of the Green Energy Centre project. We were delighted that the pupils from Guardbridge Community School were able to come along and see what we are doing.”