Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Oasis partners with Eden Sustainable to install solar panels across an initial 14 schools

Oasis partners with Eden Sustainable to install solar panels across an initial 14 schools

One of the largest multi-academy trusts within the UK has partnered with Eden Sustainable to add solar power panels across an initial fourteen school sites.

We believe that the Education sector has a responsibility to raise awareness and empower future generations to ensure the sustainability of our planet.

Oasis Community Learning was established in 2004 with a vision to create “Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community” and have since grown into a family of 52 academies, serving over 28,000 young people.

The trust is planning to install solar panels across an initial fourteen primary and secondary sites with the first being Oasis Academy New Oak, situated in Bristol with a completion aim of January 2020.

Oasis Community Learning have partnered with Eden Sustainable to complete this large scale project.

Eden is a rooftop solar specialist which invests in projects across organisations such as schools and businesses, and is committed to developing, investing in, and operating sustainable renewable energy assets that perform effectively over the long-term. Eden is also part of a broader group which includes social housing and sustainable tourism and the Pickwell Foundation, which makes donations to Climate Change and People Displacement causes globally.

Rowena Stone, Project Manager at Oasis Community Learning, said; “We are very excited to announce that Eden Sustainable are our partner for installing Solar Panels throughout 2019/20.”

“The installation of Solar Panels is an incredibly exciting project and has been in the pipeline for a number of years. With this initiative, we will be reducing our carbon footprint, reducing energy bills and equipping academies with real life data that can be used as a teaching resource in Science and Technology.”

Scott Burrows, Managing Director at Eden Sustainable, added; “We are over the moon to be working with Oasis Community Learning on this flagship scheme. They have truly embraced their responsibility in this era of a Climate Emergency by not only rolling out solar across their estate, but by also employing measures to disseminate the message to the students and community. Whether a school, business, or government we must all make similar decisions and encourage others to do the same.”

Oasis Community Learning have recently created a new ‘Environmental and Sustainability Group’ with colleagues from across the Oasis family, Scott Burrows the MD of Eden Sustainable will also be a member of this group advising on wider sustainability initiatives.

The newly formed group will act as ‘sustainability champions’ across the family of academies and will look at developing a policy, strategy and implementation to roll out this exciting project.

John Barneby, Chief Operating Officer at Oasis Community Learning, said “We believe that the Education sector has a responsibility to raise awareness and empower future generations to ensure the sustainability of our planet. We are incredibly excited about this project as it will reduce our impact on the environment and represents the start of a bigger and longer-term initiative to lead the way in the education sector.”

The initial fourteen academies in this project are; Oasis Academy Byron, Connaught, Henderson Avenue, Immingham, Isle of Sheppey Minster, Isle of Sheppey Sheerness, John Williams, Lister Park, MediaCityUK, New Oak, Parkwood, Short Heath, Wintringham, and Woodview.

Daniel Marsh