For Enexis DST produced a primary school educational programme on energy transition. Krachtmeting (Tour de force) combined new media like the digital blackboard with hands-on assignments to teach children about the change of attitude in how we as a society deal with our energy needs.
Krachtmeting was developed in close cooperation with primary school students and teachers. Its presentation was in the capable hands of Liesbeth Staats, a former and well-known presenter of Jeugdjournaal (Youth News). The short introductory movies she presented led students along energy related projects throughout the Netherlands. At the end she designated her audience as her personal Spanningzoekers (Voltage Volunteers) to help her carry out assignments. These could be done either in class, in the school yard or at home.
Teachers were given the opportunity to order materials for the assignments for free. These were all made from sustainable materials, fitting seamlessly in Enexis’s corporate strategy to sustainably educate young people on the future of the way we produce and use our energy.
Just like its predecessor Doorstroom – another DST project, on the energy grid – the response of Krachtmeting exceeded expectations. Nearly 2,000 free orders were shipped in the first three months alone. With these, Enexis reached an estimated 25,000 children.