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ScottishPower Foundation 2017 Education Projects

Education Projects

ScottishPower Foundation Scholarships

Masters in Energy & Environment

The ScottishPower Foundation has awarded 27 scholarships to UK students to study Masters in energy and environment related topics in the UK and Spain during the academic year 2017-18. This is part of a wider international scholarships programme supported by the Iberdrola Group; equipping a new generation with the skills and knowledge needed to lead the energy industry into the future.

Children's University Scotland

Described by the Sunday Times as ‘The University of Fun’, Children’s University (CU) is a critically acclaimed programme delivering vital extra-curricular education and personal development opportunities to young people. Its mission is to ‘Inspire to Aspire’ and each hour of learning is stamped in a child’s Passport to Learning, leading to a Certificate of Achievement.

Funding will help to establish local CUs in 4 new local authorities; bringing the total number of local CUs operating in Scotland to 14 by the end of 2017 across 21 local authority areas.

National Library of Wales

Hedd Wyn Outreach

Located in Aberystwyth, the National Library of Wales plays a central role in culture and heritage as one of Wales’s major national institutions. In collaboration with the Snowdonia National Park Authority, the Library’s education outreach programme will focus on the tragic story of Hedd Wyn; a symbol of a generation of Welshmen killed during the First World War.

They will deliver workshops to hundreds of schoolchildren and adults and distribute a specially created booklet on Hedd Wyn’s legacy to primary and secondary schools across Wales.

The project will culminate with a video installation being beamed on to the imposing façade of the National Library of Wales.

Glasgow Caledonian University

Advanced Higher Hub

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)’s Advanced Higher Hub is award-winning widening access initiative which reaches out to 28 partner schools to enable pupils to study Advanced Highers at its city-centre campus. Funding from the ScottishPower Foundation will provide up to 40 additional places in Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry and will, along with existing backing from the Scottish Funding Council and Glasgow City Council, support two additional members of teaching staff.

The Hub is a bridge between school and university and gives pupils an insight into the many pathways open to them. With the Foundation’s support, GCU will be able to further enhance the opportunities available to the pupils by enabling them to visit innovative and world-leading facilities.

Pupils will enjoy exploratory trips to Whitelee Windfarm, the UK’s largest onshore windfarm operated by ScottishPower Renewables, and the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow.

Young Enterprise – England

Journey to Success

Young Enterprise empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills and helps them to discover their indmividual talents. The “Journey to Success” project will create a life changing journey for young people from a disadvantaged area on Merseyside.

Through a year-long menu of enterprise activities, led by inspirational volunteers from the business world, Young Enterprise will raise young peoples’ aspirations and develop their employability skills, leading to improved progression to employment, education and training.

The Great Steward of Scotland's Dumfries House Trust

Engineering Education Programme

Dumfries House is an 18th century stately home in East Ayrshire. Its Engineering Education Centre at provides experiential indoor and outdoor learning for Primary and Early Secondary school students, aimed to help inspire and engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Funding will contribute to the continued success of the centre and allow for its development and growth.It will also support family/public engagement events, helping to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and innovators.

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