Hydro launches school electricity educational resource Power Your Knowledge (Jan.29, 2013)

January 29, 2013 – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) today launched an electricity educational resource, Power Your Knowledge. The program is designed to educate youth on the importance of electricity, and how
electricity is generated and delivered to homes, businesses and institutions such as hospitals and schools. Most importantly, it teaches them how to be safe around electricity.
“We’re pleased to offer an educational resource for teachers and students about the electricity system in Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Darren Moore, General Manager of Transmission and Rural Operations at Hydro. “Through consultation with the Department of Education and teachers, we geared our program towards Grade 6 students, but we believe anyone of any age will find this resource an informative and engaging way to learn about how electricity works here in this province.”
The Power Your Knowledge program uses a new website to take students through the journey of electricity by using interactive activities, videos, online quizzes and information sheets. Teachers can create a log-in account to access lesson plans. Hydro launched the program today to a group of Grade 6 students at Hazelwood Elementary in St. John’s. During the event, students were also taken through a presentation about electrical safety, an important topic in this new educational resource.
“We are committed to promoting electrical safety to children and we believe it’s never too early to learn how to stay safe around electricity,” said Moore. “The most important component of this program is electrical safety. By educating youth, our goal is to prevent electrical injuries and we hope they also take the safety message into their own homes to teach their families about electrical safety.”