Understanding Electricity With Twothirtyvolts

19 October 2009

New website for 11-16 year olds

The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) has created a new website www.twothirtyvolts.org.uk, designed to complement key stages 3 and 4 of the national curriculum relating to electricity, and furnish 11-16 years olds with everything they need to know to understand and stay safe around this energy source.

The newly launched site offers a range of material for Science and PSHE teachers, including lesson plans, revision notes, guides to practical experiments and revision quizzes, using a wide range of electrically related information. The TwoThirtyVolts education zone also features sections providing information on careers in the electrical industry, environmental issues and vital first aid tips. Learning support materials for students are also available.

“TwoThirtyVolts has a fresh and funky design to appeal specifically to a teen audience,” explains Lorraine Carney, Campaign Manager for the ESC. “However, a key objective of the site is also to support teachers - by providing them with the tools to deliver information about electricity and electrical safety in an engaging and informative way.

“We want to make sure that teenagers are well-informed about electricity to better understand the risks and the benefits of this energy source, so that it can be used safely and effectively.”

www.twothirtyvolts.org.uk is now live

For more information please contact media@electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk