About the Competition
The Brand the Blades competition is an exciting part of The Parliamentary Blades Project, helping communicate to young people exactly how electricity is generated and the importance of renewable energy, in particular, offshore wind power, in the UK’s energy production. Engaging this younger generation on sustainable and UK business messaging is pivotal to the future as they become the engineers, MPs and business leaders of tomorrow.
As the world moves to a low carbon economy, there are fantastic opportunities for the UK to benefit from commercial and engineering leadership, as well as the overall leadership position it has taken in relation to tackling climate change (Climate Change Act). Understanding some of the challenges and opportunities of making electricity from low carbon sources even more competitive will generate a better understanding of what the low carbon world might look like, as well as demonstrating some of the exciting career opportunities that will be available in the future. Developments in offshore wind technology and engineering (a significant proportion of which is generated in the UK) have allowed MVOW to deliver value in the UK offshore wind market, which in time will open far greater global market opportunities. Offshore wind is almost uniquely placed to deliver scalable low carbon electricity to the many large global population centres located on the coast and beyond. It is expected that offshore wind will soon be the most competitive large scale source of electricity generation in the UK.
MVOW provide both skilled and semi-skilled opportunities in operations; installation and commissioning, operations and maintenance (25 year management); maintenance and advanced manufacturing. There are also a range of commercial, legal, and financial-based positions within the business. This is representative of the offshore wind sector - a growing sector in the UK economy.
You can get your students involved in offshore wind and be in with a chance to win our exciting bundle of prizes by entering the following categories:
Brand the Blades upper KS2* category
Create a logo for the Parliamentary Blade going into operation on the Walney site, off the coast of Cumbria.
The entry must:
• Fit in the designated box provided on the entry form (275mm x 172mm landscape).
• Reflect that the project involves a wind turbine that contains components signed by MPs. For more information
about the project click here.
Brand the Blades KS3** category
Create a name and a logo for the Parliamentary Blade going into operation on the Walney site off the coast of Cumbria, developing brand identity for the Parliamentary Blades Project.
The entry must:
• Develop a brand identity for the Parliamentary Blades Project wind turbine. This must include a name and a logo. For
more information about the project click here.
• Include a brief description in the box provided on the entry form of why you have chosen this name and design.
• Fit in the designated box provided on the entry form (275mm x 172mm Landscape).
• Reflect that the project celebrates advanced manufacturing in the UK and involves a offshore wind turbine that
contains UK manufactured components signed by MPs. For more information about the project click here.
* Years 5 and 6, or equivalent academic years in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland).
** Years 7, 8 and 9, or equivalent academic years in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland).
Terms and conditions apply
Get your students involved in offshore wind and be in with the chance to win a fantastic bespoke and interactive Offshore Wind Energy Workshop bundle.
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