We all need energy, but the way we produce, transport and use energy is constantly changing. With educational programme Energy City primary school children discover exactly what is changing, and how. DST produced Energy City for Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN).
Online and hands-on
Energy City comprises of an online presentation and an interactive quiz for the whole class. After these, children are asked to play their roles in a practical group roleplay. This allows them to use current affairs to make fictional city Energy City more sustainable for the future.
Energy City aims to provide pupils with insight in complex issues within the energy sector, particularly in transitioning to sustainable and renewable energy sources. There’s no such thing as a single solution. Energy demand has its challenges, and energy supply has its pros and cons. Roleplay teaches children that a sustainable society is only attainable when everybody contributes.
For and with schools
Energy City was developed together with teachers and students. Educational materials can be ordered free of charge, or downloaded. The official launch of the programme was at the Generation Discover festival in The Hague, in the Fall of 2018. DST together with Beewan organised this official kick-off.