A village primary school has brought a new sense of pride to a former mining community devastated by a pit closure. The 107-pupil Cassop Primary School in Durham has become the first in the UK to be wind-powered through a wind turbine located in the school grounds. It also became the first to win an award for the country’s greenest school as part of the prestigious National Teaching Awards – screened live on BBC2.
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(Source: The Independent, UK) (22 October 2007)