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Science week at Flegg High

PUBLISHED: 09:38 22 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:09 30 June 2010

Students at Flegg High, in Martham, celebrated National Science and Engineering Week in a variety of ways from launching a new weather station to planting 200 trees in the school grounds.

Students at Flegg High, in Martham, celebrated National Science and Engineering Week in a variety of ways from launching a new weather station to planting 200 trees in the school grounds.

The week got under way with youngsters able to inspect their new wind turbine built over the previous days with the aim of generating power to offset electricity used by the school.

The yet-to-be commissioned turbine follows the installation of a biomass boiler last year and is seen as strengthening the school's commitment to renewable resources.

Angie Davison, Flegg's learning director for science, said they would be using the weather station to take part in a scientific study conducted by the University of Groningen in Holland.

Along with schools across Europe, they would be taking daily readings of carbon dioxide levels and other data, including rainfall and temperature, in an experiment looking at climate change issues.

The aim of planting the native trees and shrubs - joining the Woodland Trust's Tree For All campaign - was to increase the biodiversity of the school environment, and the success of that would be measured in future studies led by the students.

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