A TEESSIDE school has gone green thanks to a new wind turbine.

The 200w turbine was won by pupil David Saddington, 16, for Blakeston School.

It has been erected in the eco garden, which produces fruit and vegetables and has a herb wheel, pond and bog garden.

The school’s active eco council, made up of pupils from year seven to year 11, developed the garden.

The turbine provides a valuable educational resource about the need to become more aware of using renewable sources of energy and produces enough to power a laptop computer.

The laptop will be used in environmental projects.

The competition was part of the NE Climate Change Schools initiative, which challenged the entrants to come up with innovative ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the school.

David said: "All the staff and pupils are talking about the wind turbine now, and I hope it will be used as an example when renewable energy and climate change comes up in lessons."

Pauline Clewlow, teacher at Blakeston School said: "David has had a massive impact on our school.

"He has initiated many activities which have educated our pupils and increased their awareness of green issues both in our community and globally."

Councillor Jennie Beaumont, Stockton Borough Council’s cabinet member for the environment, said: "Having a working wind turbine at the school will help the children gain a better practical understanding of how wind power can be used to create energy."