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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Visiting Mount Stuart Wind Farm

Yesterday Pioneer Generation invited Waitahuna School up to the Wind Farm at Mt Stuart.  We were joined by some of the 'Friends of our School' and Grandparents who were interested to see what has been happening at the wind farm.  The weather up at the wind farm was really windy and we could see why they were building a wind farm up there.  The staff from Pioneer Generation said it was the windiest day they have had while constructing the wind farm.  We were really surprised at the progress that has been made since our first visit.  One interesting fact that we discovered was that there is only going to be three red 'aircraft warning beacons' shining on the wind farm at night.  One pupil from the Junior Room described these red lights as 'More beautiful than the stars' and then added "and you do know the wind farm produces Renewable Energy!". 
Thanks again to Pioneer Generation for their support.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done to all those who managed to keep their feet on the ground. It was easy to see why Mt Stuart was chosen as a great site for a wind farm. Ms J

Anonymous said...

sure was windy. Pleased to see no kids were blown away

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mrs Blackmore for organising all the trips. Dotty

Anonymous said...

It was a pleasure to join the school as an almost wind-proof adult and help to catch the students before they blew away. I was not that good at catching the hard hats however, but Lyn Murray excelled at this. Bill

Anonymous said...

I can see the red lights from the Wind Farm from my house in Hillend. Yes, the lights do look more beautiful than the stars!

Frm Mrs Penrice

Anonymous said...

At my house I can also see the wind mills






Charlie

Anonymous said...

At night you can see all the wind mills with their lights on at our house.Jake