Coppabella Wind Farm sponsors purchase of technology for local school

Coppabella Wind Farm

7 September 2017

Coppabella Wind Farm has sponsored $13,000 for the purchasing of new iPads and notebook computers for Jugiong Public School. The sponsorship is part of the community benefit sharing strategy for the wind farm.

Jugiong Public School currently has 29 students, so often the budget does not meet the cost of maintaining up to date technology at a level that is required for students to fully connect with learning opportunities through technology.

Jugiong Public School Principal, Judy McFadyen, said in recent years, the school has moved towards implementing creative and innovative learning spaces for the students.

‘In 2016, the P&C refurbished the classrooms to reflect the needs of our future focused students. The next phase involves immersing students in technology to build their capacity to engage with a diverse range of multimedia programs to connect locally, nationally and globally.’

‘Previously, staff were using their own devices and data to support students learning. For students to become confident, proficient users of technology, students needed up to date devices. We’re very grateful to have the financial support of Coppabella Wind Farm to ensure our students can have opportunities to use technology within the classroom.’ Said Judy.

Tom Nielsen, Development Manager for the project, said Coppabella Wind Farm welcomed the opportunity to support one of the local schools in the area.

‘The purpose of the sponsorship fund for the wind farm is to provide financial support to local community initiatives and events in the area. We’re really pleased to be able to work with the Jugiong School P&C and staff to make a difference for the learning opportunities for students.’ Said Tom.

Coppabella Wind Farm is in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, approximately 30km west of Yass. Planning for construction of the Coppabella Wind Farm project has commenced. Goldwind Australia aims to commence work on site in early 2018, with the latest model of Goldwind’s advanced technology wind turbines aimed to be installed. Goldwind Australia’s involvement in the project will continue after construction by operating and maintaining the wind farm.