The incredible Year 4 children from Breckon Hill Primary School worked extremely hard together during our ‘Renewable Energy in Action’ session.

These super-focused Year 4 children from Middlesbrough learned about renewable energy and its important role in Teesside. We looked more in-depth at the developments at Teesworks and how they could positively impact future career opportunities in their area.

During the morning, the children became ‘Energy Engineers’ and independently planned and built their own working model of a wind farm choosing their locations wisely thinking of the financial and ethical implications.

We didn’t just stop there, we dived back in and looked at the mechanics behind the technology fueling today’s automotive revolution while setting up their own hydrogen-powered car! These highly engaged Year 4 children set up their own hydrogen-powered car and learned all about the process of electrolysis to separate the hydrogen from distilled water to power the car before we raced them!

This was Ollie’s, a pupil in Year 4s, highlight of the day! He told us, at the end of the session, that having the opportunity to use hydrogen-powered cars is not something you do every day and he thoroughly enjoyed racing them in the Hydrogen Grand Prix! A buzz of excitement filled the hall as the cars named after Ada Lovelace and Rosalind Franklin won the race!

These Year 4 pupils and staff had outstanding commitment and engagement levels and we even considered the possibility of hydrogen being the fuel of the future. What a day and bravo Year 4 for such an incredible Renewable energy in-action session!