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Educating the energy consumers of tomorrow

Article by Jenny Maskrey – The Learning Curve at Mitsubishi Electric

With the ever expanding threat of climate change it is becoming more important to educate future generations about how to cope with increased demands for energy use and how to deal with a changing climate.

The UK is doing its part to combat the challenge by agreeing to The Climate Change Act which established a target for the UK to reduce its emissions by at least 80% from 1990 levels by 2050, however it is vital for everyone to do their part, however small, to help make a big difference.

At Mitsubishi Electric we have developed an inspiring educational programme which aims to teach the energy consumers of tomorrow all about renewable technologies and the importance of energy conservation.

Primary schools all around the country have the opportunity to visit our regional training centres where they will take part in fun and educational classes based around renewable energy and climate change. We have deliberately planned the sessions to challenge the children to consider how they think society should cope with increased demands for energy use, whilst also seeking to combat climate change.

The programme has been developed to fit seamlessly into the National Curriculum, with carefully define learning objectives for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils. It also covers many areas of Brownie Environment and Cub & Scout Environmental Conservation Activity badges.

Jenny Maskrey heads up The Learning Curve at Mitsubishi Electric.

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