A student from Hastings has been awarded a prize for designing a green house that could inspire others.

Elesha Calvert, aged 9, received an iPad for herself and £250, which will go to her school. Her efforts won a regional contest within the south of England, but innovative designs like hers can have an influence on the work of a builder in Chester. The competition was held by the renewable energy firm Green Square to help launch a showroom. Paul Smith, a centre manager for the company, told the Hastings and St. Leonards Observer:

“The launch exceeded our expectations and I am delighted for Elesha that the hard work that went into her wonderful model was rewarded – and that she has won £250 for her school to spend on an environmental project.”

Miss Calvert may only be young, but her design was greeted warmly by the judging panel. Her work was valued because it was innovative and creative. The intricacy of her thinking was also praised.

Mr. Smith was also pleased with a presentation given by pupils from Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys. He has said that their work was focused on renewable energy and he has welcomed it as being reflective of the views of young people.

Green Square has specialised in a wide range of products connected with central heating. These items can be used in private homes and inside firms. Some of the heating is based around the exploitation of solar power, while the business can also deliver boilers that use biomass.