Vandals damage school turbine

Police are appealing for information after a wind turbine which symbolised international co-operation, was vandalised at Cromer High School.

Someone interfered with the anchor points on the small turbine causing it to fall, damaging the blades and fins.

Head teacher Glyn Hambling said: 'I am very saddened and it is obviously very upsetting for staff and pupils at the school.'

The wind turbine stood as a symbol for international partnerships as part of a 2008-2010 British Council-funded Comenius project between students from Cromer and its twin towns of Nidda, in Germany and Crest in France, plus Zaragoza in Spain. Students from schools in those towns helped build the wind turbine.

'The school now finds itself in a difficult situation as we will need to raise money to repair the wind turbine and ensure the awareness of sustainable energy continues for all our pupils,' Mr Hambling added.


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The incident happened between 6pm on Thursday November 11 and 8am on Friday November 12 at the Norwich Road school.

Anyone with information should contact Cromer Safer Neighbourhood Team on 0845 456 4567 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 55435/10.

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