Louth teachers get a lesson on wind energy
Published 02/08/2014 | 00:00
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.
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'.