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Sasie launches next Germany trip


Wildpoldsried, Germany

Wildpoldsried, Germany

Following the amazing success of October’s STEM trip, Sasie are excited to announce another sustainability trip in February 2016 to Wildpoldsried in Bavaria to study renewable energy and engineering.

With the intention of encouraging women and girls into science and engineering career choices, Sasie will once again be taking 45 girls aged 16+ to Germany on an Erasmus+ funded trip to visit world leading renewable energy sites and facilities. Upon completion of the trip, students will gain the Ofqual accredited Level 3 Award in the Rational Use of Renewable Energy, which was written by Sasie Training Ltd.

Wildpoldsried is a small village in Bavaria that is a world leader in terms of sustainability. The village has a district heating scheme and Smart Grid in place; a number of biogas farms in Wildpoldsried generate the fuel for three combined heat and power plants which supply heating for the village. A biomass boiler and multiple rooftop solar thermal gives supplementary heating, with 11 wind turbines and 5000kWp of solar PV supplying 700% of the village’s electricity requirements!

Alongside visiting the facilities in Wildpoldsried, students will visit local renewable energy and sustainability sites. This includes a hydroelectric power plant, a waste combustion plant, a battery storage company and the local university and vocational school. Through James Veness of partner organisation School Energy Efficiency CIC, teaching and qualification material will be supplemented with inspirational talks and interactive presentations on a range of wider environmental and sustainability topics.

It won’t all be hard work though- a day trip is planned to Munich incorporating a visit to the Deutsches museum, and students will visit King Ludwig II’s fairytale castle Neuschwanstein. Snow permitting, students may also spend an afternoon tobogganing in Bavaria’s beautiful countryside!

Sasie currently have places still available for students on the trip from Saturday 6th February to Sunday 21st February, with staff places also available for schools. For more information, to register your interest or request an application form then please contact Jill Holland on 0115 916 1046 or jill.holland@sasie.co.uk.

Download an application form here.

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