Greensoul day gets students thinking about energy efficiency
On 7 December, Cambridge LaunchPad partners Cambridge Cleantech and Cambridge Regional College teamed up to deliver an event with Year 6 students from Bar Hill Community Primary School. The aim of the day was to educate the students about how clean technology is currently being used and enthuse them about the possibilities available within the industry.
Over the course of the day, ambassadors from Cambridge Cleantech and BTEC students from Cambridge regional college delivered a variety of hands-on activities. Giving the younger students an opportunity to interact with those who have chosen a STEM related education pathway encourages them to consider the wide range of options available to them when thinking about their future. By providing inspiring role models and motivating young people to consider a future in STEM, Cambridge LaunchPad supports the growing demand for skilled professionals within the Greater Cambridgeshire area.
Upon arrival the students were split into 4 activity groups. As part of Cambridge Cleantech’s Greensoul project, students were encouraged to think about the amount of energy that is used when building our homes. As pairs, each team was given a selection of recycled materials and tasked to come up with an imaginative design for an energy-efficient eco-house. Some of their ideas included wind turbines, rainwater collection and interior lift systems.