Electrifying talk at Lawhead Primary

Pupils at Lawhead Primary were given a talk by Dita, manager at E-car club St Andrews, and Mike from the University of St Andrews. As part of the talk they were given a demonstration of the University ‘Wee Green Machine’ and the E-Car Renault Zoe.

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P2s and P5/6s at Lawhead were invited to explore the cars.

All photos reproduced have received permission from Lawhead Primary School to do so.

Wee Green Machine Unveiling

Yesterday was the Wee Green Machine Unveiling Ceremony. The three kids with winning designs were finally able to see their artwork on the side of the van.

The three winners test driving the Wee Green Machine.

Read the whole story about the art competition in our previous blog.

Rowan and his design.

 

Archie and his design.

Georgia and her design.

Watch the unveiling here.

The Environment Team was excited to see the kids being so proud about their designs on the Wee Green Machine.

The Environment Team was excited to see the kids being so proud about their designs on the Wee Green Machine.

The Wee Green Machine now has it’s own profile on Facebook. Add it and if you spot the Wee Green Machine driving around town snap a photo and upload!

Lawhead Primary Electric Vehicle Art Competition

Remember our earlier post about the 100% electric vehicle and the Environment Team’s plans for brightening it up? (read the story here)

We can now reveal that a green art competition has successfully been held with P6 students at Lawhead Primary School to design a green image to be put on the sides of the van!

The students were introduced to our Wee Green Machine and given a presentation about how it does not burn fuel, but is plugged into a power source every night. Here are some of the designs that were submitted.

 

A panel of judges of Estates and Grounds staff will vote on the illustrations and chose which will win the Electric Vehicle Art Competition. Keep your eyes peeled!

University Purchases 100% Electric Vehicle

Did you know that the University of St Andrews has a 100% electric vehicle? No, neither did I until someone told me about the Mega. But it’s true, Grounds has been using an electric vehicle around campus to help out with the maintenance of the estate and gardens since February 2009. We have been leasing it for years, but have recently found funding to finally purchase our little van!

Here is what it looks like now….

A great concept, but it looks a little boring and nondescript, right? Well the Environment Team is hatching plans to brighten up our Wee Green Machine. Keep your eyes peeled for updates.