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Rampion Wind Farm – free virtual outreach sessions for schools:
Due to the Covid-19 crisis and schools potentially not able to visit our new Rampion Visitor Centre, we are offering some free virtual outreach sessions for schools.
Please see a short video clip here to give you an example of the sort of content we can offer. This is an excerpt from a session we ran called ‘Why Wind?’ at the recent Youth Climate Summit.
Session topics could include:
Why Wind? (as seen in in the video clip) – this would include an introduction to Rampion Wind Farm, how a wind farm works and a discussion around why wind energy is so important, with regards to climate change
How to build a wind farm? which would include an introduction to Rampion, what sort of turbines we have and how they work, as well as looking at the environmental constraints to consider in the planning and construction process
How does a wind farm work? which would be a more in depth look at how the wind farm actually work and electricity generation
We are also happy to offer bespoke sessions if there is something specific in your curriculum you’d like to cover. All sessions can also include a focus on careers in the wind sector.
Please let us know if this is something you’d be interested in for your school and we can arrange a suitable date and time.
Sessions will be delivered by video call or can also be delivered to small groups onsite at the visitor centre, where restrictions allow.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Discover. Learn. Explore.
The Rampion Offshore Wind Farm Visitor Centre is now open in the newly refurbished Kings Road arches, just to the east of the i360 in Brighton, East Sussex.
With engaging and interactive displays, the Visitor Centre is an exciting and educational resource which school groups can utilise (once restrictions are eased).
The Visitor Centre is completely free but will need to be booked in advance for school groups, even if your visit will be self-guided, as the centre is a relatively small space and at times could be very busy with the general public.
Once restrictions ease, free school workshops can be arranged during the Autumn/Winter months, when we can offer exclusive use of the centre.
- Discover the importance of offshore wind energy
- Learn about the Rampion Wind Farm story
- Explore how this relates to climate change and modern lifestyles
Sessions will include a mixture of practical activities with a focus on wind power, renewable energy and climate change. School groups will also have the opportunity to explore the exhibits in the visitor centre during their session
Activities can include:
- Hands-on practical activities like measuring wind speed and wind direction
- Trying out our model turbines – can you produce maximum power output?
- An opportunity to plan and design your own wind farm,
- Wind-related games and crafts
We are happy to adapt sessions to suit the requirements of each school, so please let us know!
The Visitor Centre can host one class at a time plus teaching staff and assistants, for pre-booked visits.
It should be noted that toilet facilities are not available within the Visitor Centre, but there are public toilets located along the seafront.
What is there to see?
The aim of the centre is to increase awareness and understanding of the wind farm itself, offshore wind energy and global climate change.
The centre houses exhibitions, interactive displays, games and videos, as well as a 360o virtual reality (VR) experience that will take you out to the wind farm itself!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the use of the Visitor Centre and to book your visit.