Here at GEL we think learning especially about geothermal power & heat projects should be fun, so with this in mind a variety of education packages suitable for primary and secondary school age pupils have been created that are interactive and inclusive for all abilities but most of all fun. The GEL education sessions are aligned with the Gatsby benchmark initiative.
GEL has also provided a number of Cornish schools and colleges with a Raspberry shake seismometer. These devices provide real-time monitoring of global and local seismic activity, bringing geography, geology, computer science and physics to life. A bespoke animation about seismicity has been created, which can be used in conjunction with Raspberry Shakes or as an individual education aid and can be viewed on our YouTube channel. This network of seismometers has provided an exciting link between industry, schools and citizen scientists, getting people talking about our living planet and the potential for geothermal energy in the UK. We hope this work continues to inspire the next generation of geoscientists in Cornwall!
GEL has recognised that career advice from an early age is important and has supported the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Careers Hub and the STEM initiative for many years. GEL has created a fun career quiz, which is designed to help pupils and students understand how their personality, hobbies & interests can be a deciding factor when choosing a career.
If you are interested in more information about:
Primary & Secondary School
• Assembly talks
• I Love My Job talks
• Individual year/class curriculum related sessions (at schools in Cornwall or our United Downs visitor centre)
Colleges & University
• Bespoke course subject talks that are connected to geothermal development (virtual, at campus’ in Cornwall or our United Downs visitors centre)
Careers Events from Primary Schools to Universities
• GEL has mobile exhibition facilities which includes a career quiz, which can be taken to venues in Cornwall.
• If you’re interested in more information about the Raspberry Shake Project, please take a look at this article on the Raspberry Shake blog, or you can contact us directly to find out how your school could get involved.
Unfortunately, GEL is unable to offer work experience at the moment.