Longtown schoolchildren get wind of local green energy


Pupils at Longtown Primary School learned how wind can generate electricity when they received a visit from Will Whittington who is the Project Manager on the new Hallburn Wind Farm development.

The children had already seen huge wind turbine components moving through the town to excite their curiosity, and pupils in the reception class constructed their own ‘wind farm’ in the school garden.

Will explained the science behind the generation of electricity from wind, and demonstrated the technology using a model wind turbine.

Hallburn Wind Farm will consist of six 2.2MW wind turbines each standing 125 metres high to the tip of the turbine blade.  They will generate electricity equivalent to the needs of around 10,100 households, with power from the turbines set to be routed into the local supply network.