21 October 2021
Education Officers welcomed back to schools
After the long break from in-person delivery of workshops to S1 pupils, the lifting of restrictions by Scottish Government allowed our Climate Quest sessions to go ahead this month. Engaging with over 140 S1 pupils in Campbeltown Grammar, Lochgilphead Joint Campus and Tarbert Academy, the face-to-face workshops provided an opportunity to discuss the global challenges at the centre of the COP26 agenda and add to the ongoing international conversations.
The Climate Quest sessions have been developed to explore and strengthen pupils’ understanding of the causes and effects of climate change, as well as discussing the role STEM-related jobs and industries play in helping to address these issues. The workshops provided interactive fun and discussion around a specially created workbook resource, which not only formed part of the sessions themselves, but also included further related activities for teachers to use for follow-up.
The workshops also featured a hands-on STEM-themed version of a popular tower game giving pupils the chance to answer quiz questions, engage with discussion topics and complete mini fact-finding challenges online and around the classroom; all adding to the interactive fun of the session.
Education Officers, Michael Wall and Caroline Cuddihy, were delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to getting learning safely back in schools again and really appreciated the great help and positive feedback received from teachers and pupils. To find out more about the Education and Skills Development Programme, funded by Scottish Power Renewables' Beinn an Tuirc 2 Windfarm Community Benefit Fund, visit ALIenergy's main Education, Training and Skills page.