Knauf Insulation, in conjunction with Bob the Builder, has provided Viewforth Nursery in Fife an energy efficient renovation worth up to £15,000. To enable Viewforth to meet current Government targets for insulation levels, the nursery school won cavity wall and loft insulation, along with solar panels with an educational display panel showing the building’s energy usage.
First launched in February 2008 by HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent children’s entertainment producers, and led by the popular children’s character Bob the Builder™, Project: Renovate encourages nursery children to learn about the benefits of being ‘green’.
As part of the initiative, nurseries are also given the chance to win one of three energy efficient renovations, which are supported by competition partner Knauf Insulation and installed by Mark Group.
Over 18,000 nurseries were invited to take part in the competition and out of the hundreds of entries, Viewforth Nursery in Fife was judged as one of the winners by an esteemed panel which included Catherine O’Dolan, editor of Junior Magazine and Jackie Harding, founder of TV4Parents.
Housed in a traditional building in Leven, Viewforth Nursery submitted its property’s design drawings as part of their submission in order to demonstrate why its energy consumption was particularly high.
Angela Welsh from Viewforth Nursery comments: “This award means so much to Viewforth Nursery so many thanks to Knauf Insulation and Bob the Builder. Our prize of loft and cavity wall insulation and solar panels will help us to save even more energy than before. Bob’s certainly fixed it for us!”
Lydia Sharples, head of communications at Knauf Insulation, concludes: “At Knauf Insulation we are committed to energy efficiency and Project: Renovate has been a great way of helping us to reach more people with our important message. It introduces children to the elementary principles of ‘saving energy’ at home in a simple, fun way. By reaching out to nursery children, we’re helping the younger generation to grow up with a good understanding of how they can do their bit for the environment too.”
For more information please visit www.knaufinsulation.co.uk