Children across Scotland are set to learn about engineering, technology and renewables thanks to a new partnership between Taylor Hopkinson, Fred. Olsen Seawind and OffshoreWind4Kids, a global programme designed to engage children in STEM education.
The wind industry has generated nearly 1.2 million jobs globally with an additional 3.3 million jobs forecast over the next five years. We’re committed to taking steps to address the potential skills gap and attract the next generation of renewables specialists.
OffshoreWind4Kids aims to teach children about renewable energy in a fun and engaging way, through a programme of demonstration days and educational activities across the world.
Families are encouraged to sign up to take part in the initiative and join the OffshoreWind4Kids team at their local beach, where children can get hands on with small scale offshore wind turbines and learn about various aspects of offshore wind energy.
OffshoreWind4Kids events in Scotland
Taylor Hopkinson has teamed up with OffshoreWind4Kids to bring events to Troon Beach and Portobello Beach in June. Sign up for your local event at OffshoreWind4Kids.
- 4th June – Troon Beach
- 5th June – Portobello Beach
- 8th and 9th June – Scapa Beach
- 11th June – Nairn Beach
- 12th June – Aberdeen Beach
“The offshore wind sector is accelerating at pace, and this presents exciting, sustainable career opportunities globally,” says Tom Hopkinson, our CEO. “We believe that OffshoreWind4Kids is a fantastic initiative that offers the perfect solution to attracting the next generation of talent. Involving kids at an early age in fun activities related to offshore wind is a great way to influence their potential career choices, inspire them to join the industry and create awareness for the environment in general.
“I would encourage anyone with an interest in renewables, or children that just like to spend some time at the beach doing fun things, to sign up and join us.”
Sign up for your local OffshoreWind4Kids event below!