11th April 2016
We recently invited schoolchildren across West London to create a 60 second audio commercial to explain to other young people how important energy saving measures are in the home and raise awareness of how new homes are built with energy efficiency in mind.
Three Bridges School in Southall won a public vote via our YouTube channel against one other shortlisted school, chosen from a total of 45 commercials entered.
Run in partnership with UTV Media through its ‘ucreate’ Schools Project, successful year 5 students Aneal Panesar and Lois Valério have now had their commercial professionally produced at West Side Radio in Hanwell, while we also contributed £500 for sustainability projects at the school as part of their prize
Lois said: “As soon as we arrived, the station manager escorted us into studio one where we were interviewed live on air. It was so exciting for Aneal and me. After the interview we then recorded our Redrow commercial professionally.
”Nicola Johansen, sustainability manager, said: “We’d like to congratulate the pupils at Three Bridges on their well-deserved win and we’re delighted with the final commercial. This is the second time we have run such a competition with schools and it’s wonderful to hear from the younger generation about how they value their environment and saving energy in the home.
“Our aim was to raise awareness of how energy efficient new homes can be, helping reduce carbon emissions and our customer’s energy bills. It was a great opportunity to engage pupils on this important subject.
”For more information on the ‘UCreate’ Energy Efficiency Schools Project visit www.u-create.net.
Photo caption: Competition winners Aneal Panesar and Lois Valério