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First Masterclass in 2011 turns out to be a hit

Despite the crisp conditions on January 19, we managed to inform and stimulate over 20 lecturers from colleges throughout the land on the merits of low carbon wind energy production, who went away far better prepared for the ever broadening green revolution.

The delegates had a chance to conduct a close up inspection of large wind turbines, which power half of the Bristol port at Avonmouth. They learned the ins and outs of large wind farm maintenance and construction. Delegates were provided with a lot of food for thought, with a morning of lectures from our own sustainable energy advisor Roger Hollies and expert representatives from our industrial partner Ecotricity, responsible for the Avonmouth merchant windfarm.  
 
We gathered some fantastic feedback from participants with Brian Evans from Suffolk New College saying: “I was very impressed with both speakers and their knowledge and presentational material.” and Russel Grainge from Weston College admitting that he will be using what he learnt at the Masterclass to inform the creation of a National Skills Academy for Environmental technologies, which has only just been commissioned at his college.
 
Given the success rate of this event we are looking into running additional Masterclass on wind power this year, watch this space!

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