Ploughcroft Renewables

Ploughcroft's Schools Renewable Energy Challenge

Ploughcroft HouseWe would like your school to take part in an exciting renewable energy challenge, with a chance for the winning team to share a cash prize of £1,000* and take an educational tour of Ploughcroft’s Eco Roof Visitor Centre.

Ploughcroft is a renewable energy company that is looking to work with secondary schools like yours on an exciting renewable energy challenge.

Pupils will be asked to work in teams of no more than four to come up with a new renewable product that could save UK households money on their energy bills, whilst protecting the environment.

More details on the competition are on the attached outline.

Kinsley Community SchoolThe competition will run from now until 29th June 2012 and is aimed at Year 9 pupils or above.

Shortlisted entrants will be asked to present their ideas in a Dragons Den style pitch to Ploughcroft’s Managing Director Chris Hopkins.  Chris himself was successful on BBC TV’s Dragons Den last summer and secured investment from Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis.

Following the pitch, the winning team will be decided upon to receive their cash prize and educational tour of the Eco Roof Visitor Centre in West Yorkshire.  The visit will give young people the chance to meet industry professionals and see for themselves the exciting opportunities within the renewable sector.

What’s the next step?
Please register your interest in taking part in the Schools Renewable Energy Challenge by emailing by 1st May, or calling on 01484 723344.

More information on this competition is available on the website

Background information Chris Hopkins
Chris is a member of the Government’s Green Construction Board and has won awards from the Institute of Directors, National Home Improvement Council and Business Link.  He has held positions including Chairman of Yorkshire Independent Roof Training Group, Chairman of the Yorkshire region, Institute of Roofing, President of Federation of Master Builders.  Chris is CRB approved and is experienced with working with schools.

Chris Hopkins, Ploughcroft MD

Ploughcroft Renewable Energy
St Pegs Mill - No. 2 Mill, Thornhills Beck Lane, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 4AH