Energy Warriors get creative… and technical!

These past two terms Jen, our Education Officer, has been delivering our We are Energy Warriors programme with seven primary schools in Pembrokeshire. There was a distinct creative and circular economy flavour to this season’s work! Pupils have been learning about their energy use via Energy Sparks, taking part in renewable energy experiments with Ynni Da and sharing their messages to reduce energy through rapping and designing murals with Mr Phormula and Sion Tomos Owen. Other pupils have been learning that we can save energy through paying careful attention to the clothes we buy and the food we eat. Our Energy Warriors have been raising awareness about waste through making new clothes from old with the artist Nia Lewis, foraging and natural dying with the amazing Sian Lester making bagushions (combined bags and cushions!), and planting, growing, harvesting and cooking with the talented forest school Child of the Earth.  

Schools have also been involved in our STEM programme. In Newport, Egni primary schools have hosted ‘Reimagine Energy’ with Dr Sarah-Jane Potts. Sarah-Jane has been touring schools to inspire future engineers through energy-generating playground equipment. Pupils created a lego playground to make energy! Swansea University has also led a battery coin experiment with our energy warriors, and pupils have met STEM Ambassadors from Blue Gem Wind, Tata Steel and Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum. They even met a polar explorer who told them all about his expedition to Antarctica.

Jen is currently working with the artist Ami Marsden and youth theatre group Mess up the Mess to deliver a new programme called Our Sensory Story of Energy . This is now in full swing bringing together pupils in Penyrheol Comprehensive School and Ysgol Crug Glas to bring energy to life using waste and recycling to tell our very special story of energy.

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