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Young journalists to go behind the scenes at local wind farm 

Pen y Cymoedd wind farm is opening its doors to 160 local school children as part of the Carbon and Climate project – looking at the ways that climate change is being tackled on their doorstep.

The project will see the pupils become journalists for the day, with their work forming part of an exhibition later this year. 

How much carbon is stored in peat? How does a wind farm really work? What is their own carbon footprint? These are just some of the questions they will be answering through the project.  

As well as a tour of the wind farm, the students will meet some of the peatland experts working on their local mountain and find out more about the role of renewables and peatland restoration in the fight against climate change. 

Sarah Read, lead of the Lost Peatlands Education Programme, said: 

“We’re thrilled to be able to work with Vattenfall to provide a wonderful opportunity for schools to visit their local wind farm.  This is the third year of engagement for local schools of the lost peatlands outdoor education programme, funded through national heritage lottery fund, and this visit will bring together their learning on the role of peatlands and renewable energy as solutions to the climate emergency.” 

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Berry Jordan, Vattenfall’s Business and Community Investment Advisor, said: 

“We’re delighted to be working with the Lost Peatlands team to give local schools a real behind the scenes look at Pen y Cymoedd. From its renewable energy to the peatland restoration programmes happening on site, the visits will hopefully inspire them of the many ways we can all help to tackle climate change.”  

Further information about Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm can be found here.