Children got to find out more about saving energy thanks to a Blackburn Rovers' club partner.

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust linked up with BGreenn, to offer guidance and advice to two groups of young people who regularly attend the charity’s Neighbourhood Youth Offer programme.

The two sessions were held at Livesey All Age Centre and Mill Hill Community Centre and were attended by approximately 30 children.

Big Energy Saving Week is celebrated from January 17 to January 23, and is a national initiative to educate and encourage people to save energy.

BGreenn, which is Blackburn Rovers’ Riverside Pitch Sponsors, are specialists in this subject. It is located less than two miles away from Ewood Park, and install renewable renewable systems.

This includes Solar PV along with battery storage, infrared heating, heating controls, room thermostats, air source heat pumps, AC cooling units, EV charging points and wind turbines.

Zak Patel, who delivered the presentation said: “We are a local business and we want to give back to our community.

“We are partners with Blackburn Rovers and to have this opportunity to meet the young people and talk about Big Energy Saving Week, how we can help, the carbon footprint and how to save energy bills, it was very important.

“It is important young people understand the benefits of renewable energy and saving energy. Hopefully when they are older they will already have a good understanding what renewable energy is and best practice around saving energy.

“The young people were very engaged, they came up with some great suggestions how they can save energy without spending any money.

"For example, they said about turning the lights off, unplugging appliances and ultimately helping their household with the cost of living.”

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Dan Green, from Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, said: “The young people were really engaged and we try and run some form of informative or educational sessions each week.

“It is good for the young people not only to do activities but to learn too.

“We try and fit things around awareness days and keep up to date with the current topics. It is really important the young people learn about renewable energy and saving energy for the future.

"We received good feedback from the young people, and we thank BGreenn for taking their time to host both sessions.

Kiara who regularly attends the Neighbourhood Youth Offer sessions at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, added: “I really enjoyed it, it was fun.

"The sessions are unique and I have learnt how to save energy."