Primary schools get energy education scheme

An independent gas supplier has developed a series of energy based lesson plans. The ‘Bright Sparks’ education programme aims to give primary school pupils aged seven to 11 a basic idea of how […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

An independent gas supplier has developed a series of energy based lesson plans.

The ‘Bright Sparks’ education programme aims to give primary school pupils aged seven to 11 a basic idea of how energy supply works.

CNG hopes it will help address the negative perception of the energy industry as a place of “confusion, doubt and even fear” by outlining how we obtain electricity, use it and save it.

Following a successful trial in Yorkshire, the scheme will now be rolled out across the UK.

The firm says it is confident it will create a next generation of educated and intelligent energy users, who will grow up to become empowered customers.

Jacqui Hall, Managing Director at CNG, said: “I am delighted to be able to inspire the younger generation and I truly believe that we are undertaking valuable work in enhancing their education about the industry.

“Knowledge is power and providing this in an accessible, friendly way helps spread CNG’s core message that energy can be straightforward, hassle free and maybe even fun.”

CNG also plans to provide solar power to an innovative new education centre in Leeds that will be built out of shipping containers.