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Want to help your child's school to save money and reduce its carbon footprint? Read on...

10:10 We've been backing the 10:10 project since it started back in 2009, and we've been proud to support the rather marvellous Solar Schools project from the start as well.

How does Solar Schools work?

The idea is to put clean energy into schools all over the country - and give schools a way of earning extra cash and saving on energy bills at the same time.

Each school sets a fundraising target for installing its own solar panels, and then the whole community - parents, friends, individuals and businesses - chips in to make it happen.

You can see more on the FAQs page and read case studies of successful schools.

The 10:10 team provides expert advice, training and support, and a host of free fundraising materials such as stickers, posters, banners and a page on the Solar Schools website

With their help, 14 schools have already completed the Solar Schools process since it launched a year ago, tripling, on average, their usual fundraising efforts, with eight more well on their way.

The scheme is now open for new schools to apply

"We can all do something positive for our local school and the planet - encourage them to get on board with Solar Schools. They make it easy and fun for schools to install solar panels, so they cut carbon, save money on energy bills, and earn extra cash for school projects." Mumsnet CEO Justine Roberts

The campaign launched its second year in October 2013 and 19 schools have already begun their fundraising efforts this term.

So, if you think your school could do with some free energy, extra cash, new links with its community and an amazing resource for its curriculum, the folks at 10:10 would love you to contact your headteacher and let them know.

And don't forget to head over to your Mumsnet Local site to discuss your school's progress with other MNers near you.


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