‘Where do we get our energy from today?’ ‘Where will we get it from in the future?’ ‘Why is this important?’ These are questions we are asking school children across Tunbridge Wells. The High Weald Energy Story project provides a focus for children at six primary schools in Tunbridge Wells to consider renewable and non-renewable forms of energy.
Most of our energy comes from fossil fuels. The disadvantages of these are widely known, but what is the solution?
It can help to look into the past for the answers. The High Weald was a hive of industrial activity, with iron production in the Roman and Tudor times and intensive farming during the Victorian times, but where did these people get their energy to produce these outputs? They were all using renewable forms of energy such as the wind and the water.
In 2009, Bedgebury Pinetum hosted a Renewable Energy day, which gave hundreds of children a chance to get hands-on experience of generating energy using water, wind, and solar power.
KHWP are working with some really exciting partners not least the Bedgebury Education team, also Commonwork, Campaign for Real Events, Greengauge (Renewable energy consultants) and SEASoN (South East Alternative Science Network).
A loanable renewable energy pack has been created as part of the project and is available free of charge for your school to borrow along with educational resources to complement the kit. Contact KHWP if you would like to find out more.
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