Recycling and recovery

SUEZ partners with STEMlive to inspire the next generation of talent

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK and STEMlive launch brand new school resources for KS2: Waste not, want not: Behind the Scenes at Severnside Energy Recovery Centre (SERC).

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK today announce it has created an exclusive STEM lesson tailored for Key Stage 2 (KS2) primary school children. The Severnside Energy Recovery Centre (SERC) in Bristol partnered with STEMlive to create the exclusive STEM lesson. This initiative offers a unique opportunity for primary school children to explore the world of waste management and green skills, shedding light on crucial sustainability practices within the industry.

Scheduled for streaming on October 12th, this innovative lesson is made possible through a strategic partnership with STEMlive, an organisation that delivers interactive STEM learning experiences in the classroom. STEMlive not only allows students to actively engage but also provides educators with valuable teaching resources related to this immersive experience.

The lesson, Waste not, want not: Behind the Scenes at Severnside Energy Recovery Centre (SERC), focusses on the Severnside Energy Recovery Centre (SERC) in South Gloucestershire, which treats residual waste produced by residents in the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond-upon-Thames. The facility handles 400,000 tonnes a year and exports around 34 megawatts of power, or enough electricity to power the equivalent of 50,000 homes.

After the live streaming, the lesson video and resources will be available for free to schools via the platform’s ‘On Demand’ feature.

SUEZ has been vocal about the need for green skills to meet the UK’s Net Zero targets and the opportunities for supporting and developing the next generation of talent. With this unique lesson, SUEZ gives an exclusive insight into the sustainable processes at the SERC and aims to highlight the breadth of opportunities within the waste and resources sector.

Siobhan O'Dell, Community Liaison Manager at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, commented: "This collaborative effort aims to bridge the gap between industry and education, inspiring the next generation of eco-champions. We're excited to share our insights and expertise with KS2 students and educators, offering them a behind-the-scenes look at our commitment to environmental responsibility."

Stephen Fisher, Plant Manager at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK said: "Everyone at the Severnside energy recovery facility thoroughly enjoyed being part of this educational experience for children, and our hope is to inspire the talent of the future to pursue careers in the field of green jobs that help build a more sustainable future for the UK."

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