Grades six, seven and eight at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School recently visited Sen. Jeff Van Drew’s home to see how a windmill on his property produces energy to off-set his own energy consumption.
Students at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School in Dennis Township have been actively studying how they can help the environment. Each age group has investigated different areas in which to save this earth for future generations.
Grades six, seven and eight have developed projects based on six forms of alternative energy: wind, solar, nuclear, geothermal, oil and hydroelectric.
One group was interested in using wind power and has tried to see how effective it would be to have a wind mill as an alternative source of energy. They were inspired by learning about a young man in Africa who built a wind mill with only scraps of material.
State Senator Jeff Van Drew recently constructed on his property a windmill in order to produce energy to off-set his own energy consumption. One of the students, Tara Krajicek, wrote to the senator and asked if they could visit his property to see his wind mill and learn more about it.
On Dec. 2 a windy day when the windmills were working especially well, the senator met with the students at his house.
During Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 30-Feb. 4, all students will display their projects for their families as well as the community.