Science and technology learning at Laurieknowe Primary School in Dumfries has been energised by the donation of a set of 14 non-fiction and story books from energy company E.ON.
E.ON held a competition for employees to nominate a school to receive this new reading material to help celebrate World Book Day in March.
David White, E.ON Climate and Renewables Plant Safety Manager, said:
“My older son was at Laurieknowe Primary School and now my younger son is there. I thought these books might bolster learning in line with the science curriculum as well as helping pupils relate to the renewable energy development in the local area.
“While all the pupils will make their own career choices in time, I’ve always enjoyed working at E.ON and if these new books spark an interest among any of the pupils in energy, and make them wonder where their electricity comes from, then I think that can only be a good thing.”
The collection of books, all of which are linked to the theme of energy, were carefully selected with help from a panel of Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers.
Rhona Johnstone, Acting Depute Head Teacher at Laurieknowe Primary School, said:
“Some pupils choose for themselves a reference or factual book when tackling a new topic, but for others, energy can sometimes be a bit of a dry subject and for them, a story book might be more effective.
“What’s important is that we now have a bigger selection of books to use in support of our teaching of energy and electricity, so all of our pupils should benefit from E.ON’s donation.”
Other schools can access online videos, suggested classroom and home activities and request hands-on workshops delivered in schools, all aimed at encouraging 5 to 18 year olds to explore the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in an unexpected way through the E.ON Energise Anything! Programme.
Full details and E.ON Energise Anything! resources can be found at eonenergy.com/energiseanything