Engaging children and families in learning about renewable energy and the skills involved
- Fred. Olsen Seawind and Taylor Hopkinson team up to bring offshore educational initiative to Scotland
- Companies working together to engage children and families in learning about renewable energy and the skills involved
- Local residents encouraged to sign up to events at offshorewind4kids.com/demo-days
Fred. Olsen Seawind and Taylor Hopkinson are encouraging children and families from across Scotland to sign up to take part in the first OffshoreWind4Kids tour in Scotland – a global program designed to teach children all about engineering, technology and renewable energy.
Both organisations are aware that the wind industry has generated nearly 1.2 million jobs globally with an additional 3.3 million jobs forecast over the next five years and are taking steps to address the potential skills gap and attract the next generation of renewables specialists.
OffshoreWind4Kids aims to teach children about renewable energy in a fun and engaging way, through a programme of demonstration days and educational activities across the world.
Families are encouraged to sign up to take part in the initiative and join the OffshoreWind4Kids team at their local beach, where children can get hands on with small scale offshore wind turbines and learn about various aspects of offshore wind energy.
To reach as many Scottish schoolchildren as possible, the OffshoreWind4Kids team will be at five different locations in June.
4th June – Troon Beach
5th June – Portobello Beach
8th & 9th June – Scapa Beach
11th June – Nairn Beach
12th June – Aberdeen Beach
People can sign up at offshorewind4kids.com/demo-days.
Carolyn Heeps, Head of Offshore Wind at Fred. Olsen Seawind, commented:
“We are really pleased to be working with OffshoreWind4Kids to bring this fantastic initiative to several beaches in Scotland. Not only is this a fun day out but it also helps young students learn about engineering, technology and offshore wind. With considerable and vast renewables potential, Scotland needs a highly skilled workforce to support the development of our future sustainable projects. We want to inspire and encourage young people to think about a career in offshore wind and discover that STEM subjects are fun and exciting.”
Tom Hopkinson, CEO at Taylor Hopkinson, powered by Brunel, commented:
“The offshore wind sector is accelerating at pace, and this presents exciting, sustainable career opportunities globally. We believe that OffshoreWind4Kids is a fantastic initiative that offers the perfect solution to attracting the next generation of talent. Involving kids at an early age in fun activities related to offshore wind is a great way to influence their potential career choices, inspire them to join the industry and create awareness for the environment in general.
I would encourage anyone with an interest in renewables, or children that just like to spend some time at the beach doing fun things, to sign up and join us”
To take part in the events, please visit offshorewind4kids.com/demo-days to sign up.