National Grid is passionate about encouraging the next generation of engineers to take an interest in science, engineering and technology.
State funded primary and secondary schools in local authority areas affected by this project have been invited to apply for funding. The funding is for the purchase of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) resources to support the teaching of these core subjects.
In our first year 237 Schools were awarded grants, with over 55,000 pupils benefiting from the grants, including 10,000 pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.
National Grid provided hands-on science activities for pupils at primary schools in Churchill and Congresbury during November 2018.
The workshops at St Andrew’s Primary, Congresbury, and Churchill Church of England Primary were designed to ignite pupils’ interest in STEM subjects. They were popular with children and teachers alike. Here’s what the Year 5 pupils at St Andrew’s had to say:
“I’ve never been so fascinated by science!”
“I loved my dry ice shower, the carbon dioxide bubbles were amazing!”
“It taught me new facts and I was wowed by the demonstrations!”
Jonathan Richardson, Corporate Social Responsibility Officer for the Hinkley Connection Project, said: “As well as keeping the lights on, the projects provides a great platform to excite and interest people in engineering. As the project picks up pace over the next couple of years we will seek opportunities to work with other schools.”