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Grampian Transport Museum, Centre of Excellence for Aberdeenshire.

Laura, Tuesday 27th June, 2017


Grampian Transport Museum has been announced as the first Centre of Excellence in Scotland for the UK based Charity, Greenpower Education Trust. The Grampian Transport museum have been in involved with Greenpower Education Trust’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) project for many years, both hosting a team fielding two cars and hosting an annual two day event.

 

With the newly granted ‘Centre of Excellence’ status, The Grampian Transport Museum will provide advice and support to new and existing Greenpower teams by acting as a Greenpower hub in the Aberdeenshire area, helping the charity grow and expand across the UK.

 

The museum currently has a large outreach programme for schools, which helped them clinch the Centre of Excellence status.

 

Amanda Barrett, Project Manager at Greenpower Education Trust commented ‘We’re so pleased to announce The Grampian Transport Museum as our first Centre of Excellence in Scotland.’

 

‘The Museum completely embraces all of Greenpower’s core values. It is very much in their nature to help others as they have already heavily invested themselves in outreach for schools, which has helped to create a Greenpower network in the surrounding area.’

 

Mike Ward MBE of Grampian Transport Museum commented ‘As an educational charity, the GTM are very pleased to be able to build on already excellent links with Greenpower. We look forward to increased engagement with local schools and colleges.’

 

Paul Lawson, Trustee of Grampian Transport Museum commented ‘We look forward to being an active COE for Aberdeenshire and to encouraging and supporting the participation of teams in the Greenpower Challenges; we know from our own experiences that participation helps support the development of future engineers.’

 

The Centre of Excellence programme was created by Greenpower Education Trust to ensure that the Greenpower project is accessible to all young people in the UK via schools, colleges and youth groups. Centers of Excellence will provide advice, as well as resources such as use of tools to any local team that would like to be or are already involved in the project. With over 600 schools and institutions involved in the Greenpower project, the search is on to establish a hub in each region.