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Kids get to grips with solar powered toys at Three Corners Adventure Playground

PUBLISHED: 10:18 13 May 2019

Children from the Three Corners Adventure Playground with solar powered toy cars. Picture: Islington Council

Children from the Three Corners Adventure Playground with solar powered toy cars. Picture: Islington Council

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The town hall teamed up with an adventure playground and parents to give Clerkenwell kids a new summer house and solar-powered cars.

Islington Council's Community Energy Fund awarded the cash to Three Corners Adventure Playground, in Northampton Road, enabling it to collaborate with Eco Games to teach children about electricity.

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Volunteers and parents also build their own solar panels, which have been installed on the new summer house to power outside entertainment, such as the solar-powered toy cars.

Islington's corporate director of environment and regeneration, Kevin O'Leary said: "The Three Corners Adventure Playground is a real success story of local innovation and educating the next generation on the importance of renewable power."

The fund aims to reduce carbon consumption in the borough.

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