Little Inventors

In partnership with South Tyneside Council and Dogger Bank Wind Farm, welcome to Powering the Future: South Tyneside and Beyond!

This invention challenge is being delivered with children in South Tyneside.

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is in the process of becoming the world’s largest offshore wind farm. It will be capable of powering 6 million British homes. The project will generate a vast source of renewable energy, harnessing the power of wind to provide sustainable energy and reducing the use of fossil fuels.

Year 4 and year 5 pupils are taking on an invention challenge created for their year group, focusing on the role and uses of wind, and the value and forms of renewable energy respectively. The challenges encourage children to expand their skills in STEM learning and broaden their knowledge of renewable energy and how it can be implemented to bring about positive change for our planet.

As the children get creative and innovate in their ideas, they learn how their contributions can develop technology and improve the environment in years to come.

10 ideas are being selected from the participating primary schools across a two year period - brought to life by an expert team of makers. The first 6 winning ideas have been brought to life and were showcased at an exhibition at the The Word between July and November 2023. The second year of the challenge is now under way.


We have created a wonderful documentary to showcase the activity and impact of the first year of this challenge project. It's a lovely watch, please take a few minutes to enjoy.

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