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YOUNGSTERS from a Bedhampton school showed off their artistic talents when they were visited by Southern Electric staff.

Fifty-five pupils at Bidbury Primary School had their interest sparked after talks by Sue Kettle, Steve Pannell and Lynn Parry, who all work at the Havant offices in Penner Road.

The team spent a morning talking about renewable energy, helping the Year Five pupils to identify different sources of energy such as solar panels and wave power.

They also discussed ways to save energy around the house.

The children were then challenged to create a poster showing an aspect of what they had learned that morning.

The best 12 were invited along to Southern Electric’s offices to be presented with goody bags and have their pictures taken.

The posters they designed are on display at Penner Road.

Lorraine Hansell, school business manager at Bidbury, said: ‘They thoroughly enjoyed it and it’s been very valuable as it fulfils several aspects of their national curriculum work on science, renewable energy, art and creativity, as well as the school interacting with other organisations in the community.’

Mr Pannell said: ‘The competition was of a very high standard and we were extremely impressed.’