Australia high school wins Zayed Future Energy Prize
Melbourne Girls’ College in Australia launched a renewable energy education centre on Thursday that earned the school the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize in the Global High Schools category for the Oceania region.
The centre will make renewable energy part of the school curriculum, demonstrating its benefits to students, the community and other schools.
Dr Nawal Al Hosany, director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, had a message for the college delivered at an event where the students presented interactive demonstrations and Australian leaders made speeches. “I want to congratulate everyone at Melbourne Girls’ College on winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize,” she said. “This is a great accomplishment.”
The facility allows students to generate and measure energy using specialised gym equipment.
“As incubators of fresh ideas and talent, high schools have a key role to play in inspiring young people to become future clean energy leaders,” Dr Al Hosany said. “Our goal through the prize is to support the international movement towards sustainable development.”
Updated: May 28, 2015 04:00 AM