Students get a lesson in renewable energy at the Cummeennabuddoge Wind Farm community clinics
October 2, 2023
Last week, the Cummeennabuddoge Wind Farm team were in Ballyvourney, Co Cork, hosting community clinics. The team welcomed local homeowners and political representatives as well as around 100 students, including 5th and 6th Class students from Scoil Abán Naofa, who learnt about renewable energy and climate action. These interactive workshops prompted some fantastic questions that put our Community Liaison Officers Brendan Twomey and John Lyons, Project Manager Dave O'Sullivan, Community Engagement Manager Shane Lowry and Tim O'Shea of GDG through their paces!
TY and Leaving Certificate Engineering students from Coláiste Gobnatan also attended the clinic where the project team provided workshops about renewable energy and careers. Project manager Dave O’Sullivan led a workshop on project development, which was followed by a lively Q&A session. Meanwhile, community liaison officers Brendan Twomey and John Lyons guided students through a new website from Wind Energy Ireland, www.workinwind.ie.
It was fantastic to see the depth of knowledge students have about renewable energy, to hear their carefully considered questions and to recognise their enthusiasm for pursuing a career in the sector.
These education workshops for national school children and secondary students are becoming an increasingly popular feature of community clinic events hosted by FuturEnergy Ireland.
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