npower Enthuse Day At Fawley Power Station Sparks Interest In Engineering
Released on: December 06, 2011, 12:09 am
Students from Hardley School and Sixth Form in Holbury,
Southampton sparked their interest in engineering taking part in an
npower Enthuse day.
Five engineers from Fawley Power Station joined 115, Year 9 students at the Enthuse
day. The programme is designed to inspire and engage students aged 12-14 years old
in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a range of interactive
activities designed to help them think about the impact science and engineering has
on their daily lives.
The students were encouraged to think of ways to improve an existing electricity generation idea
and product, or to design a completely new concept. They also took part in a series
of hands-on activities, helping them to develop their engineering and science
related skills and discussed the problem of how the country can meet and reduce the
UK’s future demand for energy.
Enthuse, which is part of the npower's Brighter Futures Programme, aims to inspire
young people from their first day at school to their first day at work. This is
achieved by helping them to develop their skills and knowledge to make their own
choices and empowering them to achieve their vision of a 'brighter future' for
themselves and for the environment.
Nick Stockdale, Fawley Power Station Manager said: "I think Enthuse days are very
important - it's our opportunity to give young people an insight into the energy industry and highlight opportunities
available. I hope we have inspired some of today's students to really consider this
industry as a career option for the future."
Thomas Ward, a pupil at Hardley School and Sixth Form said: "I really enjoyed all
the activities, especially making catapults. I learnt a lot about which careers are
involved with science and engineering. This day has really made me think about my
future and different career opportunities."
Head teacher Andy Dyer from Hardley School and Sixth Form added: "The variety of
activities gave the students an excellent insight into the diversity and challenges
which might face an engineer. It was wonderful to see how students of all abilities
were engaged in the activities offered. The staff and students would like to thank
the people from Enthuse and npower for their enthusiasm and hard work."
Since the start of the Enthuse programme in 2007, the educational experience has
reached out to over 7,100 students across the UK.
To find out more about npower's education programme and free resources for schools
and community groups, visit www.npower.com/education.
About RWE npower:
RWE npower is an integrated energy business, generating electricity and supplying
gas, electricity and related services to customers across the UK. We operate and
manage flexible, low-cost coal, oil and gas-fired power stations - generating over
11 GW of electricity. We serve around 6.5 million customer accounts and produce more
than 10% of the electricity used in England and Wales. We are also on twitter -
@npowerhq, Facebook and YouTube.
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