Working in collaboration with the HECE – the UK’s largest community solar farm based just outside of Stratford, the children will visit the farm to get a better understanding of renewable energy opportunities. Here they will take part in an energy workshop to:
• Compare the efficiency of solar, wind and nuclear energy
• Measure and analyse domestic electrical use
• Start to learn about fuel cell technology
• Look at waste and pollution in electrical grids
• Understand the impacts of wasteful use of electricity
• Discover the benefits of conservation
• Plan solutions to waste electricity use
In the afternoon the Smallpeice Trust based in Leamington Spa, will deliver an environmental sustainability STEM workshop where the students will design and construct a wind turbine to produce the greatest amount of electricity.
They will produce a gearing system, design and construct turbine blades to maximise output and create a tower to carry the turbine. Developing their understanding of renewable energy and expanding their skills in circuits, electricity, forces and structures.