London Schools’ Hydrogen Challenge

Workshop 5Hydrogen London has appointed Arcola Energy to develop the London Schools’ Hydrogen Challenge since 2012/13, delivering¬†workshops to almost 3000¬†pupils across London since its conception.

The Challenge is a 90 minute workshop delivered in schools to a class of 30 Key Stage 3 and 4 students, which teaches pupils about renewable energy, hydrogen fuel cells, scientific enquiry and mechanics.

In the workshop, teams of students work with custom-designed Lego kits and 1.5W hydrogen fuel cells to engineer efficient vehicles. Wide ranges of learning outcomes are delivered through creative application of science and technology, putting the technology of the fuel cell future into the hands of young people and challenging them to design the most fuel efficient hydrogen powered vehicle.

It was fantastic! The whole lesson was engaging and fun. The workshop taught us about efficiency and construction.
Student, City Academy

28 schools participated in 48 workshops and 1500 young people took part across the 2016 Challenge. 20 schools attended the final with their winning teams, and 130 young people attended the event at The Crystal in east London.

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For further details about the London Schools’ Hydrogen Challenge and to find out how to get your school involved: