Westrigg Windfarm Project
Release Date: 05/09/2022 10:30
The Westrigg Windfarm Project consisted of three days of site visits where young people worked together to plan and construct a working wind turbine and powerhouse from two-dimensional drawings. The young people were split into teams and had to assign themselves roles and plan on how to tackle the challenge of building the wind turbine. They were supported with the more technical aspects of the project but had to problem solve most of the planning themselves and were allowed to make mistakes. They were responsible for preparing the site, excavating, constructing the turbine, and wiring and electrics to make it a fully functioning wind turbine.
Speaking of the project, Ryan Hepburn, DYW Fife Lead at Fife Council, said:
“The project has exposed our young people to the construction sector, providing simulated hands-on experience and through this multi-phased development programme, makes our young people better equipped for the world of work.
“The enthusiasm shown by the young people and the collaboration of all involved to make the project a success has been fantastic.
“Providing such opportunities to learn about construction and renewables will hopefully allow our young people to make more informed decisions regarding their future career path.”