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Winter 2010

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Big Switch Off Week

During the week of 11-15th October staff and students did their bit to save energy at Humphreys. Members of the Green Team designed posters which were displayed around school.

Students took meter readings and monitored where lights and electrical equipment were left on and some staff even dressed up as penguins to highlight the impact that wasting energy can have on our climate and animal habitats!

On Wednesday of the Big Switch Off, a large toy polar bear was placed on a block of ice in the restaurant. Pupils and staff had to guess how long it would take for the ice to melt and the polar bear to sink into the water. Estimates ranged from two hours to four weeks; in reality it took 33hours and 37 minutes.

To round off the week's activities the school restaurant laid on a Subway style lunch, serving a selection of cold baguettes. This proved highly popular with students and meant that many of the large ovens were unused, thus saving energy.