The Powering the Future: South Tyneside and Beyond! challenge is presented to the children of South Tyneside, in partnership with Dogger Bank Wind Farm and South Tyneside Council, over two years.
Dogger Bank Wind Farm is in the process of becoming the world’s largest offshore wind farm. It will be capable of powering 6 million British homes. The project will generate a vast source of renewable energy, harnessing the power of wind to provide sustainable energy and reducing the use of fossil fuels.
Year 4 and year 5 pupils will take on an invention challenge created for their year group, focusing on the role and uses of wind, and the value and forms of renewable energy respectively. The challenges will encourage children to expand their skills in STEM learning and broaden their knowledge of renewable energy and how it can be implemented to bring about positive change for our planet.
As the children get creative and innovate in their ideas, they will learn how their contributions can develop technology and improve the environment in years to come.
4 ideas will be selected from the participating primary schools each year and will be brought to life by an expert team of makers. This year's 4 brought to life inventions will be featured in an exhibition at The Word in Gateshead, from July until November 2023.