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Northern Powergrid Net Zero Schools Programme

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In order to meet the UK’s target of reaching Net Zero emissions by 2050 a large focus will need to be placed on energy generation, distribution and management.

Managing an electricity network for more than 8 million people in the North East, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Northern Powergrid are focusing on innovation linked to smart and low-carbon technologies to meet the demands of a Net Zero future.

The Northern Powergrid Net Zero School Programme is a five-year programme of engagement with schools and children, aimed at increasing awareness, interest and understanding of STEM skills and careers, and Net Zero and decarbonisation. Secondary schools in Hull, Sunderland, Leeds and Kirklees will take place in a programme of activity which informs, inspires and educates young people on environmental awareness, carbon footprints, net zero solutions and careers within the sector.  

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How can I get involved? 

Northern Powergrid are opening up this programme to involve local businesses, allowing you to help young people in a really practical way and help them to envision a more positive, Net Zero future. The programme allows businesses to play their part in creating a more equal and inclusive society, whilst reaching out to potential talent and the unique skills and perspectives that young people can bring to the sector.

We would especially love to hear from you if your business has a strong green agenda, has a clear plan for achieving Net Zero and/or has a strong focus on innovating for better environmental solutions.  

All the activities in the programme are organised by Ahead Partnership with support and resources that help volunteers get involved, whether you are office or home based. There is no cost to businesses or volunteers for participation in the programme.  

What sort of activities take place through the programme? 

The activities we design and deliver together vary according the ages of the young people involved, though we can work with any employer on an idea that they may have to engage young people in understanding their sector.  

This programme engages with KS3 (11-13) and KS4 (14-15) students, with a small number of KS5 (16-19) students in some areas.  

At Key Stage 3 (11-13 years) activities delivered may include careers panels and inspirational speeches. At Key Stage 4 (14-15 years) the programme is more focused on specific job roles, skills and routes of entry through activities such as workplace visits, curriculum resources, speed networking, live briefs and podcasts. By Key Stage 5 (16-19 years) students interested in specific sectors may be invited to attend more in-depth activities such as insight days. 

Please complete the form below if your organisation is interested in getting involved:






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