EirGrid reaches out to students

Over 600 students from Kilkenny are expected to travel to the Set Theatre in Kilkenny, on November 13, to participate in EirGrid’s schools science programme ‘Understanding electricity – From Power Station to PlayStation’.

Over 600 students from Kilkenny are expected to travel to the Set Theatre in Kilkenny, on November 13, to participate in EirGrid’s schools science programme ‘Understanding electricity – From Power Station to PlayStation’.

This dynamic, vibrant and interactive show is based on the electricity module of the junior cycle science curriculum, with particular emphasis placed on practical experience and audience participation.

It aims to help students develop an appreciation of the impact that electricity has on our lives and environment. The programme was devised by EirGrid, the state-owned operator of the national transmission network, as part of the company’s support programme for Dublin City of Science 2012.

Upon arrival, students will view a number of electricity-related experiments in the ‘Lobby Lab’ before EirGrid engineers present a 45-minute show where they will demonstrate a number of experiments including static electricity, batteries and circuits, electromagnetism, renewable energy and transmission.

“This is a great opportunity for the EirGrid team as well as the schoolchildren of Kilkenny,” said Aidan Corcoran, Grid25 manager.

“EirGrid has some of brightest engineering minds in the country working in our organisation and we are excited to be able to be in a position to include Kilkenny in this highly innovative national programme.”

Students from the following schools will be attending on the day:

Coláiste Éamann Rís, St Brigid’s College, Meánscoil na mBráithre Criostaí, Kilkenny College, St Kieran’s College, Loreto Secondary School, Presentation Secondary School, Scoil Aireagail Ballyhale, Coláiste Pobail Osraí, Abbey Community College, Duiske College, Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown, Coláiste Cois Siúire, City Vocational School, Grennan College, and Castlecomer Community School.