Year 4 and Year 6 children from St Peter’s C of E Primary School recently took part in an Energy Academy Workshop with Spark Tees Valley which was funded by Redcar and Cleveland College.

The day started with looking at the important role renewable energy plays in Teesside looking especially at the development of the Teesworks site and the future career opportunities in the sustainable energy sector. Over the course of the morning the children independently planned and built their own working model of a wind farm; carefully considering the financial and ethical implications of different routes.

They also looked at some of the mechanics behind the technology fuelling today’s automotive revolution and in groups set up a hydrogen-powered car. There was also time for Hydrogen Grand Prix with children learning all about electrolysis to separate the hydrogen from distilled water to power the car! A buzz of excitement filled the room as the car named after Henry Cavendish – the discoverer of hydrogen – won the race!

What a morning with these young scientists of tomorrow!