Following SMart Wind’s second successful year of its SMart Futures Schools programme, pupils from Frederick Gough School in Scunthorpe, Hornsea School and Language College in Hornsea, and South Hunsley School in Melton, were today announced as competition winners to name the next individual wind farms and offshore transmission assets within the Hornsea Round 3 Zone.
Commended as runners-up were pupils from Beverley Longcroft, Withernsea and Healing schools.
The awards were presented at Hornsea School as part of their annual Green Britain Day at which Conservative MP for Beverley and Holderness and Chairman of the Education Select
Committee, Graham Stuart said “Green Britain Day is all about building awareness,
understanding and excitement about a greener Britain. By linking business, schools and a green vision, SMart Futures brings all these issues alive and lets the children take centre stage”.
The full Year 2 results are as follows:
The two wind farms which make up Project Two of the Hornsea Zone will be named “Optimus Wind Ltd.” and “Breesea Ltd.” respectively. In addition, the Project One offshore transmission assets associated with Heron Wind and Njord, have been named “Vi Aura Transmission Ltd.”
SMart Futures is a fun and educational competition to encourage year 9 school pupils aged between 12 & 14 years old to focus on Science Technology Engineering & Maths (STEM) subjects as a route to accessing potential jobs & careers in Offshore Wind and Renewable Energy.
Since its launch in October 2010, SMart Futures has engaged thirty (30) local schools from the Humber region, from North and South of the estuary, reaching nearly 6,000 pupils & teachers with awareness raising presentations and nearly 1,800 students and teachers into practical, hands-on technical workshops related to wind energy. Beyond the original remit, SMart Futures has also been delivered into a Special Needs School near Hull, at the World Skills Event at the London Excel Conference
Centre and has been pioneered as an exemplar STEM activity for Science teachers at York University undergoing initial teacher training.
SMart Futures was designed in collaboration by SMart Wind, STEMNET and also Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA), the 2012 winner of the Humber Renewables Award for “Delivering Excellence in Training & Education”. SMart Futures is also nominated for two national industry awards in 2012.