15th Mar 2023

Students from 2nd Year in Firhouse Community College spoke to the children in 6th Class about a STE(A)M in Action Project they are working on. The project highlights the amount of energy used to transmit and store data. The children were told that the energy used in every Google search equals the energy required to boil a kettle! The children were encouraged to become more aware of their data usage and to spread the message at home. They were given practical tips on how to reduce the energy footprint of their/ their family’s data usage eg unsubscribing to emails you don’t want to receive, deleting games/ Apps that are no longer used and clearing search histories.