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Circuit Street

Circuit Street is an interactive workshop run by UK Power Networks, that showcases the journey of electricity.

Circuit Street

Circuit Street is an in-school workshop run by UKPN employees, where up to 40 students will explore how electricity is distributed to power a town and what careers/jobs are available to keep the town running.

The facilitator will set challenges to be tackled individually or in teams, and students will use a STEM kit consisting of tiles that can be mixed and matched to create a unique town.

​The aim is for students to complete the circuit to power up the town.​ They will be given instructions with intentionally in-built wiring faults, which they will need to find and fix after assembling.​

There will be "special tiles" which will include houses, barriers, traffic lights and street lighting.​ There will also be a stadium, hospital, wind turbines and a solar farm.

The facilitator will also talk about their experience as an engineer and provide advice on career progression, both via apprenticeships and university routes.

The workshop fits in with the curriculum as it showcases circuits, renewable energy and the journey of electricity.


The workshop is available across London, the South East and East of England and can be tailored to suit the needs of the school. It can take place over an hour, a half day or a full day.

10-40 students.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Engineering
    • Physics
    • Energy and environment

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Encounters with further and higher education

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

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