Three of our pupils today visited D.I.D. Electrical in Tallaght to research washing machines as part of their entry in the SEAI One Good Idea competition.

Stephen the manager was very obliging when we contacted him to arrange the visit. Today we visited the store and Alan kindly took the time to explain the different features to take into account when looking for an energy efficient model.

Alan answered the students questions comparing and contrasting the more affordable models with the top of the range models. He also explained how the running cost can vary dramatically and should be taken into account. We also heard some useful tips on minding and maintaining your washing machine and dryer.

The team are looking forward to share what they have learned from the trip today and from the survey shared with parents and those following the school on social media. Many thanks to Alan and Stephen from D.I.D for helping the team with their research.