Cecily Spelling
Solar Schools Coordinator
“Solar Schools has supported schools around the country to take action on climate change into their own hands by fundraising for solar and bringing their whole community together. We've got another 25 schools on their own clean energy journey this year and we can't wait to see how they get on.”

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Sep 15

The Solar Schools project is now closed  By The Solar Schools team

After five incredible years, we're writing our last blog to say that the Solar Schools project has now closed. Its been an absolutely fantastic five years and we can't thank you enough for getting involved and helping to make the magic happen!  Since 2011, 80 communities have rallied around their ...

Sep 5

School’s out, energy bills down and solar panels up  By Emma Kemp

Schools out for summer, and for most that means six weeks of sandcastles and sports. And, for some schools around the UK, it also means solar panels. But, what’s the story behind these shiny, energy generating rooftops? In October 2015, 21 schools set out on a mission to rally their ...

Jul 5

Solar Schools award winners announced!  By Emma Kemp

“If we do our little bit, imagine if everyone did their little bit, then we can save the world!” James and Xander, Ludwell primary school We have seen some spectacular efforts from pupils this year. From soul concerts to strawberry selling, bake offs to beer runs; these schools have made ...

Jun 16

Over half term, three schools plugged into the sun!  By Emma-Jane Kemp

Scaffolding up. Panels on. Plugged in. Over half term, three of our wonderful schools officially went solar! With the students at home enjoying some well deserved rest, Holy Trinity Primary School, Hyde Primary School and Middleton Primary School decided to take the opportunity to install their hard-earned solar panels. Needless ...

May 19

Solar Schools superstars Princess Frederica go to Legoland!  By Emma Kemp

Princess Frederica primary school (or Fred’s, as pupils, parents and teachers lovingly refer to it) is in Brent, North West London. They’re never short of innovative new fundraising ideas, like their recent trip to the coveted world of our childhood dreams: LEGOLAND! Hi Fred’s! Tell us about your trip to ...

May 6

The Great Solar Schools Bake Off  By Emma Kemp

Emma, Project Assistant here at Solar Schools HQ, loves nothing more than getting involved in school events. Here, she tells us about her most recent adventure.   Little baker proudly shows off her marshmallow-ey chocolate creation. Climate change campaigning is everything I dreamt of and much, much more. Last week, ...

Apr 11

Ambitious superstars UCAN mean business  By Emma Kemp

University of Chester Academy Northwich, or UCAN for short, is a secondary school that lies right in the heart of the Cheshire Plain. They’ve got big ambitions to crowdfund £15,000 for their own solar roof. While these students have never embarked on such a huge challenge before, that hasn’t stopped ...

Apr 4

The class of 2016 just hit £100,000!  By Emma Kemp

Students at Princess Frederica Primary School play on their Solar Schools yellow day. Over the past two weeks, the Solar Schools have put on a series of dazzling events. Students, parents and staff read, baked and ran their way over the 100k mark in record time. Fair Field Junior School, ...

Mar 2

Solar Schools grows up and moves to Greater Manchester  By Cecily Spelling

Yes that's right, after four wonderful years of the Solar Schools project - inspiring people to save energy at home, building confidence and skills and strenghtening communities up and down the country - it has grown up and moved to Greater Manchester. Solar Universities you could say?  Not exactly, we ...

Feb 29

Fair Field Junior School: fighting climate change with soul  By Emma Kemp

Events maestros Fair Field Junior School’s latest gig has sent them hurtling towards the 5k mark. Two marathons, soul singers and rugby themed cupcakes: we present to you, all the way from Hertfordshire, Fair Field Junior School…   Hi Fair Field! Your Soul4Solar night was a roaring success. Tell us ...