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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Louth teachers get a lesson on wind energy

Published 02/08/2014 | 00:00

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Teachers from around the country recently attended a KidWind Ireland Course, sponsored by Energia, to learn more about wind energy and renewables. Pictured at Energia’s Hollyford wind farm are: Sandra Keating from Mount Sackville Secondary School, Dublin; Roisin Ni Bhriain from Colaiste an Eachréidh, Galway; Patricia Kelly from Energia; Lisa Darley from Loreto Secondary Navan; Jacinta Burke from Ratoath College, Co. Meath and; Paul MacArtain from Dundalk IT

DUNDALK students will be learning more about wind energy and renewables after several Louth teachers attended the KidWind Ireland Course earlier this month, including Paul MacArtain from Dundalk IT.

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The two-day course, which was sponsored by Ireland's largest independent energy supplier, Energia, sought to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, training and equipping teachers to teach their students about wind energy and renewables in Ireland - a total cross-curricular course.

Speaking about the course, Paul MacArtain from KidWind Ireland (www.kidwind.ie) said: 'This course introduces teachers to the science behind wind energy while giving them the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to bring wind energy into their classrooms using hands-on activities.

'The training is aimed at primary and secondary school teachers interested in renewable energy, physics, general science and STEM subjects.

Patricia Kelly of Energia Renewables said: 'As the greenest energy supplier, we are delighted to be able to support this educational project which gives teachers the skills and resources to teach their students about wind energy.

'As we have developed our renewable energy facilities across Ireland, we have found a great appetite among teachers, students and their parents for more information on the area'.

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