The scheme — a partnership with Newcastle Borough Council and GivEnergy — is part of the 850th anniversary of King Henry II’s decision to grant Newcastle-under-Lyme a Royal Charter of Incorporation.
It will see 85 year 10 students go on a two day summer school residential at Keele University. In turn, it will ‘immerse’ students from low-participation areas in a real-life campus experience.
The scheme will be funded by GivEnergy, as part of the company’s continued investment in education and the community. GivEnergy wishes to encourage the next generation of engineers developing advanced technology to come from local schools and colleges.
Simon Tagg, Leader of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, said:
Students will take part in a bespoke annual residential course at Keele University, the GivEnergy 850 Learning Lab, to take advantage of both the company’s and university’s expertise to explore sustainability and green energy, as well as learning about the Borough’s history.