We run tours of our wind farms, so students can experience firsthand what’s involved in generating power from the wind. These open days are an opportunity for local children to find out more about the technology on their doorstep, take part in some fun science activities and learn about the importance of renewable power.
You’ll often find us at local events too, explaining how wind power works and talking to communities about the benefits of renewable energy.
Our community funds provide much-needed investment to local schools, youth clubs and community groups to improve their facilities or accommodation. Find out more about community funds.
Some community funds also include a ring-fenced education and training fund. This is for members of the local community to help them pursue academic and professional qualifications, or support them with the cost of materials, equipment or travel to college. Learn more about the Burnhead education and training fund.
The Pod is EDF Energy’s award-winning schools programme, offering teachers and educators curriculum-linked resources to support their STEM teaching.
It’s free for teaching and support staff to register on the Pod. Signing up gives them access to lesson plans, activities, assemblies, films, and games for 4-16 year olds. There’s a wide range of teaching materials on wind power – including films, lesson plans and activities – as well as resources on topics such as energy, climate science and biodiversity.
Learning about the children’s local environment forms an important part of the school curriculum – and helps to introduce the children to important local matters and developments.
Primary school teacher