Skip to main content

Empowering school children for Community Energy engagement

Isles of Scilly Community Venture

Isles of Scilly Community Venture are looking to engage local young people to grow awareness about where energy comes from on their islands.

Isle of Scilly solar

Project overview


Isles of Scilly

Energy/power type

Solar PV - Ground mounted

“We’re really excited to have been selected for a grant from Younity’s Powering Communities Fund, and we are looking forward to working with the young people of the Isles of Scilly to help our community learn more about where our energy comes from.” George Goldberg, Director, Isles of Scilly Community Venture

About the project

The youth engagement team will be running a series of workshops with local school children discussing the sources of electricity, and the sustainability of the energy sources of local transport.  This engagement initiative will introduce them to the ways they can measure this with the data they have available. The school children will be invited to unleash their creativity to design exciting digital ways of communicating their ideas. Finally, designs that young people have created in the workshops will be built as real energy projects with live web dashboards. This information will be used to bring wider public engagement about community energy, where energy comes from and proposals as to how it can be further decarbonised.