dbda delivers National Grid training to City Year volunteers
More than 60 young volunteers have been trained to deliver the National Grid Education School Power programme in some of London’s most deprived inner city schools.
The training workshop, part of National Grid’s commitment to education, was designed to help City Year volunteers inspire children’s love of STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and provide help on how to fire pupils’ imagination with the School Power programme. Volunteers were shown how science learning can be made fun as they tested a selection of activities and experiments from the free online resource.
“We started delivering the National Grid School Power programme in London last year,” said Hannah Maynard, Leadership Development Assistant at City Year. “It has been a good resource for engaging children about science because it gives them the chance to try experiments for themselves. The activities use household items and recyclable materials which is a good way to reinforce that science is in our everyday lives and not just in labs!”
Jonathan Richardson, Education and Projects Lead at National Grid said, “We believe that the future of National Grid and perhaps the whole UK economy, depends on young people becoming interested in STEM subjects and staying interested in them. It’s vital that we inspire and excite children about science and engineering so that they have opportunity to pursue careers in this field as they get older. City Year play an important role in inspiring the inventors, engineers and scientists of the future.”
City Year London specialises in education and community action projects tailored to help the most deprived neighbourhoods in London.
To find out more about School Power visit: www.nationalgrideducation.com/primary.