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Nairn beaches host offshore educational initiative for children and families in June

By Donald Wilson

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Nairn Beach. Picture: Adobe
Nairn Beach. Picture: Adobe

FRED Olsen Seawind and Taylor Hopkinson are teaming up to bring an offshore educational initiative to Nairn.

Companies aiming to engage children and families in learning about renewable energy and the skills involved are being encouraged to sign up to events at one of Nairn’s beaches on June 11.

It is the first OffshoreWind4Kids tour in Scotland – a global programme designed to teach children all about engineering, technology and renewable energy.

Both organisations are aware that the wind industry has generated nearly 1.2 million jobs globally, with an additional 3.3 million jobs forecast over the next five years, and are taking steps to address the potential skills gap and attract the next generation of renewables specialists.

OffshoreWind4Kids aims to teach children about renewable energy in a fun and engaging way, through a programme of demonstration days and educational activities.

Children can get hands-on with small-scale offshore wind turbines and learn about various aspects of offshore wind energy.

Nairn is one of five beaches across Scotland being visited in June.

Carolyn Heeps, head of offshore wind at Fred Olsen Seawind, said: “We are really pleased to be working with OffshoreWind4Kids to bring this fantastic initiative to several beaches in Scotland.

“Not only is this a fun day out but it also helps young students learn about engineering, technology and offshore wind.

“With considerable and vast renewables potential, Scotland needs a highly skilled workforce to support the development of our future sustainable projects.

You can sign up at offshorewind4kids.com/demo-days to take part.

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