LYME'S Woodroffe School is one step closer to achieving green flag eco-status with the arrival of a new wind turbine and energy-saving project kit.

They are one of 100 secondary schools and colleges across the UK to win a project kit, which includes an energy saving 'ecoquiet' computer, and a wind turbine big enough to power it.

The computer is capable of using 66 per cent less energy than standard desktop PCs and the kit will now form the centrepiece for the school's work towards green flag status.

They will use the ecoquiet computer to record progress, promote eco-development across the school and to encourage students to think of ways to make the school a green environment.

The headteacher of Woodroffe School, Dr Richard Steward, said: "We are delighted to have won such an innovative combination of modern, sustainable equipment.

"The WindPC kit will be managed by our Environmental Action Team, a group of students driving the green agenda forward.

"We will use it as a cross-curricular resource in ICT, physics, geography, chemistry and design and technology.

"We all have to look at ways to cut down on electricity and this will be a fantastic symbol for students to observe and be inspired by."

The competition to win the WindPC kit was run by information and communication technology suppliers, RM, who invited schools to submit proposals for how they would use the kits.

Tim Pearson, RM's chief executive oficer, said: "We are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for the next generation to learn about renewable energy in a positive and constructive way.

"After all, they are the ones that will ultimately be responsible for halting climate change before it is too late."