Rampion’s first significant involvement with the education sector came via our competition inviting schools to enter suggestions for a suitable name for the wind farm.
The name “Rampion” was submitted into the competition by Davison High School for Girls in Worthing, and went on to win the public vote.
The logo is a stylised version of Rampion flower, the county flower of Sussex, and uses blue and purple hues in its colour.
Early in our development process we supported the University Technical College (UTC) in securing its successful bid for Newhaven College and have an on-going relationship with the school. Built at Newhaven Port, the school has a natural fit with Rampion and our involvement has included being present at careers days, encouraging young people into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) career paths, appointing an Enterprise Adviser and offering mentoring, presentations and site visits.
Since that time we have taken part in numerous other educational initiatives. For example, Rampion has been present at other careers days across East Sussex, particularly with a view to encouraging local students to apply for apprenticeships, and to understand other career opportunities within the offshore wind sector.
You can read more about some of our specific involvement with educational initiatives here.
Materials and links for teachers, students and others who want to know about offshore wind and also about careers in the offshore wind industry can be found here.