Girls in Energy powers ahead

Steve Anderson (Shell U.K.) with Head Teacher Shona Sellers and the pupils at Peterhead Academy.
Steve Anderson (Shell U.K.) with Head Teacher Shona Sellers and the pupils at Peterhead Academy.

Pupils from Peterhead Academy, enrolled in the Shell sponsored Girls in Energy course, were recently presented with Net books by Steve Anderson, WPSE Team Lead from Shell U.K. Limited.

The course, delivered by North East Scotland College (NESCol), is designed to encourage more girls to consider a Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related career.

Duncan Abernethy, Head of Business and Community Development for NESCol said: “We are delighted that Shell have continued their sponsorship of this vocational based course. The provision of Net books is one of the many ways that Shell assist the students throughout the year, helping to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the opportunities available in the energy sector. Peterhead Academy is one of six schools that are currently sponsored by Shell.”

The course is a mix of classroom study, industry visits and workshops and leads to a National 5qualification in Energy.

John Raine, Social Investment for Shell, said: “We need to develop and recruit the right people to meet oneof the biggest challenges facing the world right now: Delivering affordable and sustainable energy, while reducing carbon emissions.”

Head teacher at Peterhead Academy, Shona Sellers, added: “This course is a valuable addition to the school’s curriculum. The girls not only gain a further National 5 Qualification, but experience a wide range of skills t0 prepare them for the world of work and helps them make informed choices about a future career in the energy sector.”