ACE Winches has become the proud sponsor of thirteen S4-S6 Banff Academy girls who have embarked on a year-long course researching and learning about energy. They call themselves the Banff Academy Girls in Energy.
As principle sponsor of the Banff Academy Girls in Energy, ACE Winches has been actively involved in providing support for the group. Each member has been presented with iPad Minis to be used, primarily, for forming presentations and researching topics related to the course. Branded boiler suits and PPE footwear have also been gifted to allow safe continuation of project work for all girls.
So far this year, the Energy Girls have been working on topics such as, power plants, renewable energies, carbon footprints and will be focusing on Oil and Gas until the end of the current school term.
As part of their course, the Energy Girls have participated in a number of interactive and exciting activities including a visit to the Fraserburgh Campus of NESCol for an induction day. During their time at the college they met and worked alongside other schools participating in the Girls in Energy course. The day also provided an insight into the energy industry and its challenges from a number of different companies, such as ACE Winches, sponsoring Banff Academy’s Energy Girls.
The girls were also involved in an educational event at Woodbank Shell conference facilities where they were split into teams comprising of individuals from a number of schools and tasked with presenting methods of gathering energy via different sources.
In the coming months, the Energy Girls will be visiting Peterhead Power Station and will visit and tour ACE Winches facilities. This will provide the girls with an opportunity to gain some hands-on knowledge about the energy industry. Participation in the course has opened up a wide array of valuable opportunities prompting both active and theoretical learning about energy and the energy sector as a whole.