National Grid's 'Free climate change resources for home schooling' article

Free climate change resources for home schooling

We know how hard it can be to home school children during lockdown. That’s why we’ve created fascinating facts sheets on subjects close to children’s hearts, like tackling climate change and creating a sustainable future for our planet.

For every parent who heard the news that schools won’t be opening before March with a heavy heart, we hope these fact-filled topics will lighten the load a little.

National Grid 'Free climate change resources for home schooling' article

Designed to enhance pupils’ understanding of energy and sustainability in a fun and interesting way, the free downloadable resources are for children in key stage 2 and 3, and even those preparing for their GCSEs.

Coronavirus lockdown has meant our interactive North Sea Link Energy Education Centre, based in Cambois, Northumberland, is closed to schools. But that doesn’t mean children can’t still discover all about renewable energy, the environment and interconnectors (giant undersea cables that transmit high-voltage electricity from wind farms in the North Sea) with online learning instead.

Fun-filled fact sheets to entertain and inform

Whether naturally curious, a budding scientist or engineer or just in need of an extra boost to understanding these subjects for school, your child is sure to be informed and entertained.

For KS2 and KS3 children, topics include climate change and renewable energy, while the GCSE revision guides include circuits and sustainability.

Cambois, where our Energy Education Centre is based, is the site of the first interconnector to connect the UK and Norway. When completed at the end of 2021, the North Sea Link will become the world’s longest subsea electricity interconnector at 450 miles (720km) long.

The 1.4 gigawatt electricity interconnector will allow fast and flexible power sharing between the British and Norwegian power grids, bringing in enough clean energy to power up to 1.4 million UK homes.