03 Apr Cornish Lithium to Encourage Cornish Schoolchildren to Consider Careers in Science
Cornish Lithium has donated Faraday Institution Fully Charged Battery Boxes to St Day & Carharrack Community School, Cusgarne Primary School and Chacewater Community Primary School to inspire children between the ages of 7 and 11 to consider careers in science when they return to their classrooms in September.
The Faraday Institution is the research vehicle for the UK Government’s Faraday Battery Challenge, which comprises a £274m investment into the development of safe, cost-effective, lighter weight, higher performing and recyclable batteries in the UK that will power the next generation of electric vehicles.
“Packed with hands-on activities for pupils to learn all about energy and batteries, the Fully Charged Battery Box will not only pique the curiosity of the scientists of the future but also provide a fun learning resource for teachers,” explains Cornish Lithium’s Senior Geologist, Lucy Crane.
“From creating an illuminated gift card and transforming a lemon into a battery by constructing a circuit to power a digital clock to racing cars using energy stored in electric bands, the Fully Charged Battery Box is designed to inform young people about the real-world challenges that the research community is tackling and light a spark in curious young minds about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers, particularly in the energy storage sector.”
Cornish Lithium is a partner with the Natural History Museum in the Faraday Battery Challenge’s Lithium for the UK (Li4UK) project, alongside local mining consultancy Wardell Armstrong.
The Li4UK project aims to help meet the huge increase in anticipated demand for the battery metal, lithium, as the UK transitions to electric vehicles and a decarbonised economy where grid storage of renewable energy will be vital.
This web story was prepared by Curlew PR Limited for Cornish Lithium Limited. For further information, contact Jilly Easterby on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07743 164434.