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Charitable trust secures grant from Norfolk wind farm’s STEM learning support programme

Dudgeon offshore wind farm has launched a new grant funding programme to support STEM education. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Dudgeon offshore wind farm has launched a new grant funding programme to support STEM education. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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An offshore wind farm in Norfolk has awarded the first clutch of grants from a scheme designed to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

Among the first recipients of the Dudgeon wind farm’s STEM Programme was the Mason Trust, based in Diss, which will use the money to deliver six interactive “renewable energy days” to students in years nine to 11 in schools in Great Yarmouth and Breckland.

Designed to teach students more about opportunities in the renewable energy sector, the events be supported by industry representatives.

The grants will be delivered through a community fund established by Dudgeon wind farm to mark the start of its operations and maintenance phase.

Yvonne Mason, founder of the Mason Trust, said: “I believe there is a growing awareness of the importance of offshore wind energy amongst Norfolk’s young people, but I am concerned that students do not have sufficient information about the career opportunities.”

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