One of the biggest ever education programmes has started
recently with the launch of the E.ON Energy Experience
Flyers promoting the innovative scheme - which aims to
help cultivate an energy literate generation, are being
mailed to schools.
Several communications initiatives have been developed
alongside the E.ON Energy Experience programme to help
promote the scheme and encourage take up amongst both
schools and parents. The first ever energy-themed nursery
rhyme has been commissioned by E.ON UK to open up the
debate about the correct age to start introducing
youngsters to energy awareness.
You can download the nursery rhyme for free [from here] - once at the site do a
right click and save as.
It is hoped that radio stations across the country will
play the nursery rhyme to their listeners and the feedback
from nurseries and parents to this pre-school initiative
has been really positive, with even the very youngest
being able to appreciate simple concepts like switching
off to save energy.
E.ON UK will report on the amount of energy used by
footballers during a 90-minute match and relate this to
the energy used by the average household. The company will
also highlight the increase in energy consumption of the
‘New Power Generation’ as compared to children in the
1970s. With the average child’s bedroom now housing TVs,
DVD players, computers and games consoles, the cost of
raising a child in terms of energy consumption has
rocketed over the past 30 years.
To view the Primary School resources simply log into
Classroom packs of teaching materials are also available
for each of the four age groups and if you know of a
school that would be interested in taking part you can
request a pack via their website.