Okehampton College Win the Zayed Future Energy Prize
Global High School Category
Thanks to the efforts of staff and pupils, Okehampton College has just won a major international award. The prize is part of a legacy set up in memory of Sheikh Zayed founding president of the UAE. Mr Chapman and Bryony Franco (member of our 6th form), and Bryony's father, were invited to attend a ceremony in Abu Dhabi where the award was presented.
Whilst in the UAE Mr Chapman and Bryony attended events linked to The World Energy and Water Summit as well as visiting local schools and institutions to give presentations about Okehampton College. Winning the award means that we can now commence our wind turbine installation.
For further information visit the Zayed Future Energy Prize website.
MAIN PHOTO: Mr Chapman and Bryony Franco (bottom right) delighted to receive this outstanding award at the presentation ceremony in the company of so many distinguished world leaders.
We have dramatically reduced our energy consumption and have well developed plans to power the College on renewable energy. The College has won National awards for its pioneering work in this area, such as the SSAT Sustainability Award and the Ashden Award. The College receives funding from various sponsors to help further our energy efficiency achievements. Read more about energy efficiency.
Growing Our Future is a local organisation based on the school site. Their aim is to promote locally grown food. Read about Growing Our Future's food initiative.