Technology giant Ricoh hosts renewable energy sessions at Telford schools
Ricoh UK gave pupils at three Telford and Wrekin schools a fascinating insight into renewable energy over four sessions.
Students at Hadley Learning Community School, Telford Park School and Ercall Wood Academy attended the workshops which were delivered as part of Ricoh’s social value commitment to make a positive difference to communities and the planet.
The fun, one-hour workshops invited pupils to learn more about the firm’s 3D-Pico hydro generator system – a hydroelectric power station which is able to produce electricity.
Telford & Wrekin Council's education and skills team, which works closely with Ricoh UK, invited the firm to deliver these important educational sessions as renewable energy is such an important topic and very relevant to the company’s core values.
Each session included a short presentation followed by a fun task led by Ricoh’s learning and development team.
Simon Wellman, Telford & Wrekin Council’s director for education and skills, said: “We are really pleased that Ricoh were able to deliver these sessions at our schools.
“Renewable energy and encouraging firms to reduce their carbon footprint is a hot topic nationally, so this was a great opportunity for pupils to see the steps a major company like Ricoh are taking to become more sustainable.
“These educational sessions are really important for learners and the schools were grateful to Ricoh’s learning and development team for delivering them.”
James Knox, ESG Manager–Corporate Responsibility at Ricoh UK, said: “We are proud to have played our part in these renewable energy sessions with schools in Telford and Wrekin.
“As a leader in sustainability and innovation, we believe that awareness to the climate crisis is vital. Raising the next generation with a conscious mindset on their impact and what they can do to reduce it is imperative in ensuring we reduce climate change.”
Established in 1936, Ricoh is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a global presence for its products and services that reach customers in over 200 countries.
The firm is a leading provider of digital services, information management and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation and optimise business performance.
Photo: Pupils at Hadley Learning Community School take part in a practical activity at one of the Ricoh UK sessions.