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Switched-on students enjoy renewable energy workshops

Published on 18/03/19

Bright sparks at East Point Academy and Lowestoft primary schools were inspired by a week of hands-on fun as a science and engineering roadshow visited the school.

Organised by ScottishPower Renewables and Cambridge Science Centre, the COSMOS interactive roadshow was hosted by East Point from March 4 to 8.

Over 1,000 schoolchildren from Lowestoft and Waveney visited the school to take part in workshops and experiments aimed at inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Victoria Sinclair, supply chain strategy manager at ScottishPower Renewables, said: “We are keen to develop a skilled, local workforce able to take advantage of the opportunities being created in the growing offshore wind industry in East Anglia and events such as this are crucial to sparking interest in young minds.”

Students explored wind power and electricity generation, learned about building structures, and used coding to make traffic lights turn green.

Year 7 student Harrison said: “I really enjoyed learning how wind turbines generate power and watching my friends use the Van de Graaf generator and seeing their hair stand up due to the static electricity!”