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The project delivered a full day of sports coaching once a week for five weeks throughout the schools; Sanquhar Primary, Kelloholm Primary, Moffat Primary and Lockerbie Primary. In total 320 hours of free physical activity and learning were provided to over 1000 pupils. The sessions integrated building knowledge around improving health and wellbeing while simultaneously increasing awareness about the community and environmental benefits of green energy.

Community Windpower, developer for the proposed Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm, and Let’s Get Sporty have gone back this week to deliver one final sports session to the Moffat pupils. The proposed scheme is located 5km southeast of Moffat and would be capable of powering 572,000 homes per year and would offset 931,000 tonnes of atmospheric CO2 per annum.

David Bradbury, Managing Director at Let’s Get Sporty commented “Working together with Community Windpower we have been able to boost the health and wellbeing of the children in Moffat Community.

“It has been an excellent opportunity to simultaneously build knowledge around renewable energy while exercising, incorporating sport and learning together”.

The children were also presented with free bespoke class self-portrait T-Shirts for taking part in the project, printed by Sanquhar based embroidery company, Nith Valley Embroidery.  Each pupil who took part in the project drew a self-portrait which Community Windpower paid Nith Valley Embroidery over £5,000 to print on T-shirts for the participants.

Nan McKenzie, Owner of Nith Valley Embroidery, said “The last 2 years have been difficult with the pandemic, and it has been tough as a small business.

“We are very grateful for the order from Community Windpower as it has really helped the business during these trying times”.

Diane Wood, Community Benefits Director at Community Windpower said “Regular sports sessions are fundamental to keeping fit and healthy, as well as having positive mental health benefits.

“This has been an excellent opportunity for the children to learn about the positive impact renewable energy can have on both communities and the environment.”

“We are happy we can leave the pupils of Moffat Academy with a memento from this project while upholding our commitment to Scottish business by utilising the skills of Nith Valley Embroidery”.

Further deliveries to Sanquhar, Kelloholm and Lockerbie Primary School are taking place in the coming weeks.

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