School kids help motorists in Hampton
By adam_leone | Friday, December 07, 2012, 11:04
A group of science pupils are in Hampton today, joined by Twickenham MP Vince Cable, with the mission of saving motorists money and cutting carbon emissions.
Students at Newland House School in Twickenham, have come up with a way to reduce carbon emissions by encouraging motorists to check their tyre pressures.
13-year-olds Hector Kelly, Max Evans, Patrick Bamforth and Jaydon Softly say that if 400 motorists check their tyre pressure regularly it could help them save one fuel tanker (19,000 litres) of fuel a year.
Their plight to help the planet has attracted the attention of Sainsbury's, who've said they've agreed they're to trial the awareness campaign at St Clare's for 6 months.
The campaign has also been highly commended by local MP Vince Cable who said: "In these tough times it's really encouraging to see ideas from young minds in this way."
"It demonstrates that young people have so much potential and that there are businesses out there that are willing to try out new ideas."
"I hope that Sainsbury's customers in Hampton will get behind this very worthwhile initiative."
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