News • 19 June 2023

Fife primary school pupils join us as part of STEM Futures Festival

We were delighted to welcome over 70 primary five pupils from St Agatha and Mountfleurie Primary Schools as part of Fife Education’s STEM Futures Festival.

Fife Education’s STEM Futures Festival is a week-long array of workshops and activities which encourage young learners to be inspired by STEM. As part of the festival, we hosted the pupils and their teachers in Fife Renewable Innovation Centre for an interactive live workshop.

The centre overlooks the wind turbine being used by our H100 Fife project – a world-first which is bringing green hydrogen into around 300 homes in Levenmouth.

Our team worked alongside our partners Bright Green Hydrogen to demonstrate renewable energy including wind energy and hydrogen. The kids raced cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells, learned about how wind turbines work and got to hear from our H100 Fife project team who work in STEM careers. They also got a lesson about safety and the importance of wearing PPE – this ended with a race to find out who could put on a full set of PPE the quickest.

Here’s H100 Fife Project Manager telling us about the importance of inspiring young learners into STEM subjects and our challenge to reach net zero.

H100 Fife Project Manager Lorna Archer said: “It’s really important that we inspire the younger generation into STEM careers. This isn’t specific to any gender as girls have equal opportunities to boys.

“I never pictured myself working for the gas industry, but here I am, a woman working in a STEM subject in an engineering role. It really can take you anywhere in your career.”

Brogan Orkney, Class Teacher at St Agatha’s Primary School said: “The H100 Fife project links really well to the climate related curriculum in class which covers wind and wave power. Being hands on with science brings it to life for the kids, getting them interested in STEM and finding out about how it affects their futures.”