GEORGE NEWS - Ten schools - seven primary schools and three high schools - have shown their enthusiasm for energy sustainability as participants in the George Municipality's poster making competition on the topic.
All primary and high schools in the George municipal area were invited to take part.
The aim is to give learners an opportunity to reflect their understanding of energy sustainability.
Interns from the Directorate of Electrotechnical Services, who are spearheading the campaign, delivered stationery for making the posters to the participating schools, Outeniqua High, Outeniqua Primary, Mzoxolo Primary, Parkdene High, Kretzenshoop Primary, Hibernia Primary, Holy Cross Primary, Delville Park Primary, KcKinley Reid High and Thembalethu Primary.
Part of a plan
George Municipality is part of the Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management (EEDSM) programme funded by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy. The municipality received grant funding of R4,5-million for the solar pv project at the municipality's main building parking area. Part of the requirements is that 1% of the grant must be spent on creating an energy awareness campaign.
The rules of the competition are as follows: the poster should be accompanied by a half page paragraph of text, explaining the message conveyed by the poster. A maximum of 10 learners per school may take part, with the aid of two teachers. Primary schools will be competing with each other, as will the high schools, for fairness. A non-response from a school will be interpreted as not interested.
The selection criteria for the winning poster is as follows: (a) does the message conveyed show the learners' understanding of the topic, and is it factually correct? (b) is the poster neat, organised and well presented?
The finished poster can be dropped off at the George Municipality Electrotechnical Services Office in 16 Brick Road, George Industria, 6529. Alternatively, the schools can call the judges on 044 801 9255 or 044 801 9221, and the poster entries will be collected.
Please ensure that each poster is clearly marked on the back with the name of the school, name of the teacher, name of the pupil, age of the pupil and grade as well as the contact details for the school. Unmarked posters will unfortunately not be judged.
George Municipality will retain the posters on completion of the competition. Enquiries about the competition can be send to Thabo Yiga on email@example.com.
The winning school will receive a prize to the value of R5 000, and the winning poster will be advertised in George Herald. All participating learners will receive goody bags as tokens of appreciation.
Sustainable energy is power that can be replenished within a human lifetime and so cause no long-term damage to the environment. Sustainable energy includes all renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, biomass, geothermal, wind, wave, tidal and solar energy.
Interns from the Directorate of Electrotechnical Services, who are spearheading the campaign, delivered stationery for making the posters to the participating schools:
Holy Cross Primary
Delville Park Primary
McKinley Reid High
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