Lincolnshire-based Sibsey Primary School has been getting up to speed with the offshore wind industry courtesy of our onshore cables contractor J Murphy & Sons (JMS) and the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm.
JMS’s Sam Wickins recently met with students and teachers at the school, an important community neighbour of the Triton Knoll project, and explained more about the wind farm’s onshore cable installation and the typical activities involved in its construction.
Both Triton Knoll and JMS are committed to working with schools to bring the project and the offshore wind sector to life for students. Since the turn of the year, JMS has been engaging with local schools to educate young people about various aspects of the offshore wind industry; from the potential career opportunities and different types of construction work that go into developing an offshore wind farm, to the measures put in place to mitigate against its impacts on the environment and local communities.During the visit, Sam explained the different construction activities taking place along the 57km onshore cable route, and demonstrated how the project is protecting local environments and water courses through an engaging science experiment.
The JMS team also facilitated a fun and interactive exercise where groups of children were tasked with creating their own wind turbines, which was well received by students and teachers alike.
Headteacher, Mr Graeme Wright, said: “The children of Sibsey School have thoroughly enjoyed the partnership with the engineers from JMS, working at the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm. Children have learned about the project itself as well as engaging in enjoyable and educational workshops about wind power, protecting water courses and properties of materials. In addition to these workshops, children at Sibsey have discovered the range of jobs available on a project such as Triton Knoll through an assembly delivered to the older students.
“Sam Wickins and the team at JMS have been a real asset to our school this year and we are extremely grateful for their support and kindness.”
Through its partnership with Sibsey School, JMS has also donated time and expertise to help the school complete ground preparation works ready for a new outdoor classroom, enabling important budget savings.
JMS recognises the impact its work can have on local communities and is always keen to give something back where possible. Later this year JMS will be back at the school explaining the risk of working on construction sites, as well as running a health and safety competition with the younger children.
If you have any questions on the community engagement or construction work being carried out on the Triton Knoll project, please feel free to contact us either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0800 2545 270.