Pupils from Cauldeen Primary School in Inverness discovered how wind can be turned into the energy that powers their electronic games last week during a lesson taken by RWE npower renewables’ Farr Wind Farm operations team.
Primary 5 class teacher Emma Chisholm said: “My pupils were especially excited by the visit by RWE npower renewables wind farm developers as our topic this term is Energy, and so it provided an opportunity for them to ask lots of questions about how wind turbines work, how the wind generates power and how that is fed into their houses.
“In the context of climate change, I think it is important for them to understand why there are changes to the way in which electricity is produced and the importance of wind and other generation of power from renewable sources now and in the future. It was an interesting and informative afternoon.”
Kyle Liptrot, RWE npower renewables’ Operations Engineer, said: “We all enjoyed a lively and interactive discussion as to how the turbines at Farr generate electricity, send it to the National Grid and into the homes of the pupils. The aim of these school visits is to increase pupils’ understanding of the value and use of our natural resources for power generation.”
RWE npower renewables has a host of online education materials for teachers to take into the classroom. The materials are curriculum linked and are available from the company’s website free of charge.
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