Devon

Exeter school to get £8.9m green revamp

A Devon school is getting an £8.9m environmental makeover.

The existing 1920s buildings at Montgomery Primary School in Exeter will be demolished.

A new building aimed at keeping carbon emissions as low as possible will open in September 2011.

All electricity will be provided by onsite solar panels and the building will be highly insulated to minimise heat loss.

Montgomery head teacher Martyn Boxall said: "We want the school to be a special and inspirational place for everyone who visits.

"Staff, children and the immediate community will obviously benefit hugely from the project and we hope that it will become a source of pride."

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