This summer, National Grid teamed up with the National Citizen Service (NCS) to help with The Challenge programme in Ealing, London.
‘The Challenge’ looks to connect and inspire local people to help strengthen their own communities. As part of their support for the programme, National Grid hosted various groups of 15-17 year-olds at their London Power Tunnels headquarters in Willesden, providing a tour of the site and a careers talk from the senior project managers.
The National Grid team also provided feedback to groups of young people who ‘pitched’ their campaign ideas to promote social cohesion in their local communities.
It has been an absolute pleasure to host The Challenge groups over the last two months and inspiring to see young people engaging with social issues in their neighbourhood, and presenting their ideas and innovations to a very high standard.”
– Gareth Burden, Project Manager, London Power Tunnels project
We are so grateful to the team at National Grid. They have been fantastic hosts, giving our young people a real idea of what the working environment is like and providing invaluable feedback to develop their thinking.”
– Sammi Efford, Team Leader for NCS with The Challenge in Ealing
National Grid’s London Power Tunnels project involves the construction of 32km of tunnels, which will house electricity cables that will help keep Londoners plugged into safe and reliable power supplies.
The project’s Energy Education Centre in Willesden aims to strengthen school pupils’ interest in STEM subjects and promote science and engineering as a career.
The project is due to be complete and operational by 2018.
For more information go to www.londonpowertunnels.co.uk.