Inspiring the next generation
Almost 400 primary students learned all about Sofia at two back-to-back assemblies at Teesside's Linthorpe Community Primary School.
Sofia education consultant Rich Hurst led the sessions explaining all about offshore wind, the type of jobs in the sector and what's happening on their doorstep with the Sofia project.
Pupils from Years 3 to 6 attended and showed a great interest through their many questions and observations.
Lead teacher Paul Fussey initiated the visit and had produced a short presentation in advance that the pupils had used as part of their cultural capital and careers learning. The Sofia presentations supported the careers elements and highlighted future opportunities for the young people in the renewables and offshore wind sectors.
He said: "Our pupils were really gripped and enjoyed learning about the project. It is really important for them to hear about opportunities and exciting developments in our region, and I think the Sofia wind farm is a big inspiration to them".
Given the level of interest from the young students, there is potential for a follow up in 2023 with a greater focus on specifics about the types of jobs available in the sector.