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Drax and Ginger Energy provide educational resources to clients

Drax is pleased to announce a collaboration with utility consultancy Ginger Energy to provide curriculum-aligned educational resources to UK schools and colleges.

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In recent years, the education sector has developed a focus on sustainability and tackling climate change and looked towards suppliers and partners for support. The alliance between Drax and Ginger Energy – which has many clients from the education sector – answers that call. We’re leveraging our combined experience and expertise to make sustainability easier for teachers and pupils in state-run and private sector educational institutions.

What’s on offer?

Educational outreach, including the provision of age-appropriate resources, is the central focus for the visitor centre teams at three of the renewable electricity generation plants that Drax runs. These are Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire, and our Cruachan and Tongland hydro sites in Scotland.

Working alongside Ginger Energy and the teaching community, our specialists are helping to educate students of all ages by creating three tiers of content. Each tier aligns with the national curriculum and resonates with teachers and students alike.

Tier 1

For all Ginger Energy clients:

Booking for educational tours at Drax Power Station

  • In-person tours give students the chance to see electricity generation in action
  • An expert guide from Drax will lead each tour

Access via member login to Drax educational materials

  • Factsheets and worksheets for primary and secondary schools
  • All materials are in line with the national curriculum

Tier 2

For Ginger Energy clients on supply with Drax, all Tier 1 materials plus:

Drax ‘In the classroom’ webinars

  • More about Drax, linked to curriculum subjects
  • Tailored on request and satisfying Gatsby Benchmark 5

Careers insight videos (in development)

  • Drax colleagues talking about the career opportunities on offer across the company

Tier 3

For Ginger Energy/Drax customers with contracts of 3+ years, all Tier 1 and Tier 2 materials plus:

STEM boxes – materials for in-depth activities

  • Biodiversity: ideas and resources for being in nature
  • Recycling: building robots from household recycling

Hybrid workshops

  • Scientific investigations for the classroom
  • How-to videos, method statements, results tracking

More about Drax and Ginger Energy

Drax is the country’s largest source of renewable electricity and we’re developing an innovative negative emissions technology involving bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). This will help us achieve our purpose – to enable a zero carbon, lower cost energy future – and out ambition: to be carbon negative by 2030. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggests that BECCS will be vital for achieving the global aim of net zero emissions by 2050.

Ginger Energy helps businesses and other organisations – including many educational establishments – to find efficiency and savings in all aspects of power and water usage. For example, it offers energy procurement solutions, revenue recovery, invoice validation and metering services. The consultancy also ensures that clients comply with relevant industry regulations.

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To find out more about the Drax and Ginger Energy educational offering, please get in touch.

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