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'Green' school wins major prize

 Wind turbine (generic)
The school even has its own wind turbine

An Edinburgh school, which has its own wind turbine, has won a prestigious environmental prize.

Currie Community High has cut electricity bills by 13% by improving insulation and reducing waste and uses solar panels to heat its swimming pool.

The school shares the £15,000 first prize with a primary school in Surrey.

It was presented with the Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy by Prince Charles at a ceremony in London on Thursday night.

The school, which has sustainable energy on the curriculum, also uses low energy light bulbs, and has better windows and insulated doors.

Pupils also patrol the building switching off appliances and the boiler is shut down for four months a year.

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