Funding of £24,752.25 offered to EESW to deliver Wind Turbine Construction Workshops across 30 schools in fund area

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This project goes into schools and offers skill development with hands-on learning experiences, helping students to cultivate crucial skills such as planning, analysis, and evaluation through practical projects.

The workshop’s focus on wind energy and its relevance to the local community of Pen y Cymoedd provides an authentic context for learning. Students will not only explore scientific concepts but will also connect these concepts to their surroundings, enhancing their understanding of local significance within the broader global context.

The Wind Turbines Workshop allows pupils to learn how a wind turbine works, how they are engineered and constructed. Working in small teams, pupils use energy generating wind turbine model kits to build and measure energy produced. By testing and adjusting their design, each team is tasked to create and record the most efficient wind turbine. Pupils use practical and problem-solving skills throughout this activity, as well as interpreting data and presenting ideas.

“EESW are delighted to receive funding from Pen Y Cymoedd to deliver this project to young people to show them the opportunities that are available in the local area.  We’re really excited to have the opportunity to extend our outreach by working with primary schools and inspire pupils at a younger age and demonstrate the value of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects and skills needed for the future.” – Rebecca Davies, Engineering Education Scheme Wales Ltd

“With the ongoing development of the Curriculum for Wales, there is a growing emphasis on the role of science in shaping the world. The Wind Turbine Workshop offers students a chance to engage directly with real science, grounded in their local community. By working with wind energy, students can gain a deeper understanding of the scientific principles that underpin our modern world.” – Kate Breeze, Executive Director Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund.