E.ON Smart Kids

Why is it innovative?

  • As part of our long-standing relationship with E.ON to deliver STEM and energy-related outreach to primary schools, we devised and delivered Smart Kids.
  • This included workshops which taught children about energy-related topics. Schools were nominated by employee volunteers who often also helped at the sessions.
  • Workshops were delivered in E.ON’s key regions, boosting employee engagement through nominations (of employees’ children’s schools) and providing employee volunteer opportunities.

How does it inspire learning?

  • The workshop enabled children to get in character and become scientists for the day, and take part in a series of interactive experiments.
  • Comedic characters facilitated the workshop and helped children to learn facts in a fun and interesting way.

How successful?

  • Over two years, Smart Kids visited 194 schools and engaged over 10,000 pupils.
  • Smart Kids won at the EVCOM Clarion Awards in the ‘Interactive’ category.
  • The workshop was also part of E.ON’s winning entry at the Utility Week Industry Achievement Award 2014 for Community Initiative of the Year.


Thank you for giving the children such a good time. I am not sure they realised they were learning while they had so much fun! But I am sure they will remember both the experience and the things they learned because of the way in which it was presented.

Primary School Teacher