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Drax in the classroom

Interactive webinars that bring the operations of Drax Power Station, the UK's largest power station and decarbonisation project, into the classroom. Learn how we generate electricity from biomass and are developing bio-energy carbon capture and storage to help tackle climate change.

Drax in the classroom

Interactive webinars that bring the operations of Drax Power Station, the UK's largest power station and decarbonisation project, into the classroom.

The webinars are hosted by Drax's outreach team and present students with the opportunity to understand how Drax has become one of the UK’s largest generators of electricity from renewable resources, as well as asking any questions they may have.

Students will learn how Drax generate electricity from biomass and are developing bio-energy carbon capture and storage to help tackle climate change.

Drax work with educators to develop a virtual interactive session on generating electricity, developing innovative technology, careers pathway information including interaction with industry experts and apprentices.

The webinars can be tailored to your learning outcomes and satisfy the requirements of Gatsby Benchmark 5.

Capacity

Minimum of 1 participant, maximum of 100 participants.

Location and duration

Online, webinars last up to one hour.

 

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

    • Chemistry
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Physics
    • Energy and environment
    • General engineering
    • Mechanical engineering, systems and processes

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:

  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees

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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