Tommy the Turbine rolls into Eglinton Primary!

Primary seven pupils from Eglinton Primary School pictured with their copies of 'Tommy the Turbine.'
Primary seven pupils from Eglinton Primary School pictured with their copies of 'Tommy the Turbine.'

A group of Derry school children enjoyed an eco-conscious reading experience recently when they were visited by Northern Irish author Pauline Davison.

The primary seven students from Eglinton Primary School were each presented with a copy of the new educational and local publication, ‘Tommy the Turbine.’ The book was written by teacher turned author, Pauline Davison.

Pauline explained the concept and key themes of the story which is being distributed to primary school children across the North.

She said: “Tommy The Turbine tells the story of the journey of a little wind turbine from his home in Canada, to his new life in the beautiful countryside of Northern Ireland. Tommy feels a little nervous as he makes his journey from Belfast port, and through the countryside. However, he meets lots of other turbines on his journey on farms, at factories, at hospitals, who make him feel so welcome. He passes local towns and villages where the children are very excited at his arrival. They know that Tommy is going to help to provide a source of renewable energy which will ensure the future of energy production.”

The publication has been sponsored by Gaelectric, the renewable energy and energy storage group.