Workshops powered by funding from Oldbury
Oldbury Power Station has invested in the Mid-Glamorgan Education Business Partnership (EBP) to fund a series of electricity workshops running at schools across the county in June.
The launch of the workshops, which use a clown called Gary to explain the basics of electricity generation to primary school-aged children, was run at Corneli Primary School near Bridgend recently. It was attended by Janice Gregory, Assembly Member for Ogmore, as well as representatives from the power station and the EBP.
The workshops have been designed by the EBP as part of their aim to raise children’s awareness and interest in science and technology.
During the course of the workshop the children learn about the different ways in which electricity is produced, including powering their own fans using solar energy.
Janice Gregory AM said: “It is really pleasing to attend the launch of these workshops. Ensuring our children have the skills they need to secure successful employment in the future is important not only to the children themselves but to the wider Welsh economy.”
Keith Gillard, Chief Executive of the Mid-Glamorgan EBP, added: “We are always looking for new and different ways to engage the children in science and technology and we are sure that this workshop will really hit the spot!”
Saranne Postans, Communication Officer for Oldbury said: “We are delighted to be able to support a worthwhile project like this.
“Getting children excited about science and technology at this young age should encourage them to look at a wider range of job opportunities as they grow. The children have certainly got involved with the workshop and had some fun as well as learning some useful new skills.”
The power station invests in a range of educational, economic and social projects and last year more than £60,000 was given to support the community.