We have been running KidWind courses since 2011 and we over 100 teachers at both primary and secondary level have attended. Courses have also been run in all regions of Ireland, and if you click on the courses below you may see familiar faces.
Our courses were supported from 2011 to 2013 by Wind SkillNet coordinated by Johanna and Deborah at the Irish Wind Energy Association, and we are grateful to them and to our sponsors for their support. We could not have got the word out there only for the help of Mary Mullaghy at the Irish Science Teachers Association and from Paul Nugent of the Institute of Physics Ireland, and all those who attended and passed on the word. A special word also to Liz Casey at Bord Gáis and Brian Linton at Energia for their multiannual support.
2011 – Gaelectric sponsored our first course in Dundalk
2011 – Bord Gais sponsored our first Cork course with a visit to Gneeves windfarm
2012 – Eirgrid sponsored our Waterford course with a visit to Beallough wind farm
2012 – ABO Wind sponsored our Thurles course with a visit to Glenough wind farm
2012 – Bord Gáis sponsored another course, this time in Dublin with a visit to Lisheen Mines wind farm
2013 – Energia sponsored their first course in Tallaght and we visited Huntstown Power station
2013 – Bord Gáis supported us in Cork at the Lifetime Lab and this time we visited Kilgarvan Wind Farm
2013 – RES Group supported us in a course in Donegal town and we visited Lough Hill Windfarm
2013 – We had our first EPV accredited course at Dundalk IT specifically for primary school teachers
2014 – Bord Gáis sponsored our Cork course and we took our teachers to see Kilgarvan wind farm
2014 – Energia supported us again in Dublin and we got to see their new wind farm at Hollyford