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.
E.on Energy Experience
For younger students, the E.ON Energy Experience, a nationwide education programme, was created to help school and college tutors teach young people about energy. The resources help students understand about the different sources of energy, the relative merits of each, options for future energy production and what their choices will mean locally, nationally and globally.
It can be found at www.eon-uk.com/energyexperience.