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Building on wind power

Cramlington Learning Village students at the National Renewable Energy Centre.

Cramlington Learning Village students at the National Renewable Energy Centre.

Youngsters have been given an insight into a potential career in engineering while also building their own wind turbines.

A total of 30 students from Cramlington Learning Village visited Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth.

They had been tasked with designing and building their own wind turbine made from recycled plastic complete with a working motor.

The pupils met with engineers and took part in an interactive workshop to learn about renewable energy, power efficiency and performance, torque and optimisation of wind turbine designs to help them with their projects.

A school spokesperson said: “The visit was extremely worthwhile and beneficial, it not only provided the students with lots of inspiration for their projects but also a wealth of future career ideas.

“I would like to give everyone involved a huge thank you for their time and support, and I look forward to working together again in the future.”

 

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