High Weald

wind_turbine_onblack_forwebRenewable Energy and Solar Car Kits are available for schools to hire, free of charge. Housed at various locations across the High Weald, the kits are available to hire for free (small deposit may be required).You will need to collect and return the kits from the Centres unless staff are in the vicinity of your school and are able to deliver.

Renewable Energy Kits

Suitable for Key stages 1-3 and designed to support various aspects of the Geography and Science National Curriculum, the kit is easy to assembly, interactive and engaging. Comprising of a wind turbine, water turbine and solar panel, the kit can effectively demonstrate how renewable energy can be transformed into light, sound and kinetic forms.

A renewable kit is kept at:

  • Woodland Enterprise Centre, Flimwell
  • Ashdown Forest Centre, Wych Cross
  • and Buchan Country Park (2 kits available).

Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange pick up from the Ashdown Forest Centre. T: 01342 82358, the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange pick up from the Woodland Enterprise Centre T:01580 879500 or Buchan Country Park T: 01293 542 088 to organise collection for either or both of their kits.

Solar Car Kits

Have fun constructing and racing these model solar cars - helping children to think about the use of solar energy and recycled materials. Each kit makes one car, comes with full instructions and is suitable for KS2 and above. Kits are available from Buchan Country Park (2 available) and the High Weald AONB Unit (8 available) - contact details as above to arrange hire and collection.

For more information, the High Weald Learning Zone provides lesson plans and other resources to help teachers explore past, present and future energy sources in the area.