Pupils at nurseries and primary schools in Aberdeen are taking part in a new initiative which will use the oil and gas industry to teach safety and science lessons.
STEM in the Installation has been thought up by Granite City-based charity Techfest – who promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities to young people.
Cornhill Primary School, Hanover Street Primary School, Riverbank Primary School and Woodside Primary have all signed up to take part in the project sponsored by Nexen.
The stage one workshop has been designed for children up to primary three.
This uses North Sea developments to encourage youngsters to take responsibility for their own safety.
The stage two workshop for primary four to seven pupils focuses on the engineering, science and technology involved in the installation of North Sea assets.
Stage three and four workshops for secondary school pupils are also being developed.
TechFest’s education manager, Molly Imrie, said: “STEM in the Installation gives children an age-appropriate introduction to the energy sector and teaches science, technology and engineering lessons as well as important life skills such as decision-making.
“We are grateful to our sponsor Nexen for its support in the development of this new programme and we look forward to seeing the results of the pupils’ work over the coming weeks.”
Ray Riddoch, managing director of Nexen UK added: “STEM in the Installation is a fun and immersive project which can pave the way in igniting the imagination of our younger generations to consider careers in science, technology and engineering.”
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