We use a number of channels to keep in touch with local people and interested parties, including:
- Public information events
- Project updates by letter or newsletter
- A dedicated community relations phone number and email
- Local media
- Project website
Our partnership with Connectr
For the lifespan of the project, London Power Tunnels has partnered with social enterprise Connectr, to deliver a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and careers outreach programme to over 100,000 pupils across South London. Over the past year this programme has been more important than ever, with school closures leading to greater inequalities in accessing educational resources. Since launching virtually in September 2020, our work has given nearly 19,000 pupils the opportunity to participate in National Grid interactive STEM workshops, career fairs, online mentoring and virtual work experience weeks.
The programme reaches secondary school pupils across the project’s 32.5km tunnel route and is being delivered in partnership with our contractors. It builds on the success of our London Power Tunnels phase 1 project, which engaged with over 30,000 school children across the Capital.
Who are Connectr?
Connectr are experts at the design, outreach, and delivery of national STEM engagement programmes, geared specifically towards young people. The social enterprise has also developed a learning and engagement platform that supports young people to take the next step in their transition to work, as well as tracking their progress.
As a socially led business committed to giving every young person equal power and opportunity to share their future, Connectr works with young people and schools who need it most, providing them with the essential skills and confidence needed to transition to the world of work and to discover new industries in the process.