For the next two weeks at the Imagination Lab, we’re inviting children, families and teachers to imagine what electrification could make possible – both now and in the future.

We’re delighted to be partnering with Rolls-Royce to bring this programme of events and workshops to the Lab, in order to inspire new generations about the challenges and possibilities presented by our future energy demands, as well as introduce the role that electrification can play.

“We’ve been changing the way the world is powered for the last 100 years. Now, with an increased focus on electrification, we’re set to revolutionise the next 100. We are thrilled to be partnering again with the Institute of Imagination, this time to engage young people with the possibilities surrounding the electrification of flight. We hope the programme of activities and the chance to experiment and tinker with ideas will inspire and educate this future generation about the alternative solutions that electrification presents, helping us and the wider UK to electrify the future.”

Paul Broadhead, Head of Community Investment & Education Outreach, Rolls-Royce plc

What’s the inspiration for the programme?

The programme draws on inspiration from the real world, including Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemen’s plans to develop a hybrid electric plane called the E-Fan X (they are creating a prototype to fly by 2020). Focusing on the theme of ‘flight’, we’ll be transforming the Imagination Lab into an immersive test space that encourages a range of STEAM skills.

What will participants get to do?

Across workshops for schools, families and as part of our Lambeth Community Programme for local residents, participants will be able to imagine the future of flight across three test zones – from investigating power generation, to inventing future flight craft through junk modelling, to testing out what they’ve built.

How can I get involved?

Stay tuned to see some of the fantastic flying inventions that children will imagine and follow along on Twitter to see the latest updates from the activities at the Imagination Lab. We’ll be tweeting with  .

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