Wind at school [FR]

9 July 2021

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Video in French (English subtitles available in CC).

WindEurope launched its educational activities for children in 2019. Its book Let the Wind Blow has now 28 language versions and is read all over the world.
The interest and feedback received while working on this little book, inspired us to engage with schools, teachers and students to develop an educational programme on wind energy, that can teach students not only the role of wind in tackling climate change but also the technology itself and its environmental impacts.

We also wanted to encourage girls and boys to get interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects from an early age, while educating them about clean and renewable energy sources, in particular wind.

WindEurope run a pilot project for teaching wind energy to 12 years old students (6th grade), in Singelijn Primary School in Brussels. The programme was co-created and implemented with the school lead teacher (Maxime Pousseur) and his class of 20 children, two wind energy experts (university professors: Petros Chasapogiannis, Dimitrios Kanellopoulos) and WindEurope. It took place between November 2020 and March 2021.

The objective of this course was to integrate it in the curricula of 6th graders. The programme fits perfectly into the learning objectives of the 6th grade primary school students.

Take a look at this short video for a glimpse of this great project!