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Every year our energy education officer delivers electricity workshops to over 3000 pupils.
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Here at Rugeley we find education to be a serious matter and strive to provide schools with educational programmes that greatly benefit their pupils!

Rugeley Power Station in the Community – Education Services

At Rugeley Power Station we have always been conscious of our role in the local community and have been proud to provide a free education service for many local schools and community groups. This outreach service has been focused on:-

  • delivering electricity workshops for primary schools linked to the science curriculum
  • encouraging energy saving in schools through our Get Set (Saving Energy Together) Programme
  • promoting forest schools by offering free pilot forest school sessions

However, due to unforeseen circumstances Rugeley Power Station is unfortunately no longer able to provide these education programmes. We would like to extend our appreciation to all who have participated in the programmes previously and we sincerely apologise for any incon- venience that this may cause.


We have arranged for all educational materials from our electricity and energy saving workshops to be available online. Please take a look under Projects if you would like to download lesson plans and PowerPoint resources from these programmes. If you are interested in finding out how Rugeley Power Station works then please take a look at our Science Programme—an audio visual programme that you can view online. There are also links to downloadable drawings of how a coal-fired power station works.

The Wildside Activity Centre

The Wildside Activity Centre http://www.wildsideac.co.uk/, a charity based in Wolverhampton, has have taken on the energy saving, electricity and circuit building workshops that were formerly part of our outreach programmes – this includes Rainbow Kits, Solar Power Team Challenge, Get SET and Jitterbugs programmes. There will be a charge to schools to access these programmes. If you are interested please contact Steve Downs at the Wildside Activity Centre on 01902 572240 or email stevedowns@wildsideac.co.uk

Trees for schools

We are pleased to announce that we have secured funding from Engie to offer a new programme called “Trees for Schools.” This project aims to encourage schools to plant trees in their schools grounds. Further information can be found on the Staffordshire Forest Schools Cluster Group website at www.staffordshireforestschools.org or you can contact Katie Busfield on 07989 492768.

Applications for this programme have now closed. Thank you to all the schools that have applied. We will be planting trees in schools in February/March of 2016.

Other Energy and Electricity Resources online

If you are completing an energy topic and would like further information on resources available online please download a copy of the resource “Energy Education Links for Schools” by clicking here.

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