RWE’s Wind Energy Workshop reaches 200 pupils in 2023 uplift

More than 200 Grimsby school children have now taken part in the RWE Wind Energy Workshop programme.

The regionally acclaimed scheme has received great feedback from pupils and teachers, having been run in collaboration with Humber-based Lab Rascals. Designed to give children the opportunity to work in teams, with hands-on learning in construction and data, it forms a key part of the firm’s commitment to skills, education and careers in the region.

Four workshops were delivered in 2022, with that number then doubled this year. Pupils at Reynolds, Scartho Junior, Laceby Acres, Woodlands Academy, Strand Academy and Littlecoates have all benefited.

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They are led by 2023 Humber Renewables Woman of the Year, Claire Swannick, who works as a logistics coordinator at Triton Knoll. The sessions are supported by the RWE operations teams based at Humber Gateway and the Grimsby Hub, RWE’s new state-of-the-art operations and maintenance facility, now being expanded to accommodate the Sofia farm addition. Claire designed the workshop to help students better understand STEM subjects and raise interest in studying towards engineering careers.

She said: “It is so rewarding to work with younger people and educate them on renewable energy whilst also helping them learn important life skills. It is great to work for a company who embraces the same enthusiasm for the future of this region as I do.”

Lab Rascals is an award-winning science party, school workshops and events company, and worked with Claire to develop the programme and deliver the workshops into schools. Founder and director, Katie Norman, said: “I really enjoy working with the RWE team to deliver these successful workshops into local schools. “Renewables is such an important sector for the region and it is vital that we reach as many children as possible to educate them on the role they can play in the region’s fight against climate change.”

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