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PLANET ONE

Where Our Energy Comes From

We are a team of nucleargraduates, who are developing a STEM educational resource. Our mission is to develop a short book that inspires active interest in energy, climate change, and STEM subjects among young children, and in doing so, leaves a lasting, positive impact on society. All profits will go to the Smallpeice Trust, a charity dedicated to educating children and encouraging the taking up of STEM subjects and careers.

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PLANET ONE AT A GLANCE

A Bit of Background

  • Our business, Enten Ltd, is producing ‘Planet One’, an educational STEM story book for school children ages 8-11. 

  • The theme of the book is energy and the various methods we use to generate it. 

  • The basis of the book is a series of double page illustrated landscapes depicting each energy source (eg. wind, solar, nuclear) with technology cross-sections and facts overlaid. 

  • Each of these spreads will then be followed by a range of activities, questions and career profiles. 

  • The book will have an underlying narrative story to engage the young reader. This will weave together the knowledge and ideas presented on the fact pages to give an understanding of each energy source. 

  • We aim to distribute the books to as many school children as possible by gaining the financial support of the nucleargraduate sponsor and host organisations, along with any other businesses who share our vision and are willing to support our mission. 

  • All profit generated by our business will be donated to The Smallpeice Trust: a charity who run STEM courses and events across the UK with themes including ‘Girls into Engineering’, ‘Intro to Cyber Security’ and ‘Mobile Robotic Engineering’ to name but a few.

 

OUR PRODUCT

Planet One will tell the story of an alien whose planet’s environment has been destroyed by pollution resulting from unsustainable energy production. The alien comes to Earth to learn about our energy mix and to take back lessons learned. A young girl will lead the alien on a journey around different energy sources to learn about the different options available to meet the world’s energy demands and the need for a mix of clean, sustainable energy sources to ensure a bright future for generations to come.

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We decided on the concept behind the book and spent time producing drafts of what we envisaged the fact pages looking like. Between us we decided on 8 drawings of the main ‘energy landscapes’, including a solar field, a hydroelectric dam, wind farms and a nuclear plant. These were then brought to life by a professional illustrator and integrated into the rest of the book.
These landscapes will be overlaid with details of how the technology works, technical diagrams and fun facts. The facts and technical details have been collected by team members, peer reviewed for accuracy and shared with educational professionals and school children to ensure that the information is pitched at the correct level.

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We decided on the concept behind the book and spent time producing drafts of what we envisaged the fact pages looking like. Between us we decided on 8 drawings of the main ‘energy landscapes’, including a solar field, a hydroelectric dam, wind farms and a nuclear plant. These were then brought to life by a professional illustrator and integrated into the rest of the book.
These landscapes will be overlaid with details of how the technology works, technical diagrams and fun facts. The facts and technical details have been collected by team members, peer reviewed for accuracy and shared with educational professionals and school children to ensure that the information is pitched at the correct level.

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WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

With the STEM skills shortage in the UK costing the sector £1.5 billion per annum (according to STEM Learning), and the number of STEM roles expected to double in the next 10 years, we at Enten Ltd believe there is a real need for our product to inspire the next generation to pursue further education and careers in STEM.

 

THE CHARITY

Our chosen charity is the Smallpeice Trust, to whom we will be donating 100% of the profit we have made by the end of the project (October 2019). We have chosen The Smallpeice Trust as they are a charity whose aims align with our own: giving young people everything they need to fuel their passion for science, engineering, technology and maths.
In the past academic year, The Smallpeice Trust reached out to 17,495 young people through a range of 35 different subsidised 3 - 5 day residential courses in a range of engineering disciplines, 1-day in-school STEM Days and STEM Clubs. The Smallpeice Trust has also trained 1,280 teachers to enhance their delivery of STEM in the classroom through STEM Teacher Training Days.
We hope that with our combined support, we can help The Smallpeice Trust in their mission to continue empowering even more young people to realise their potential and pursue further education and careers in STEM.

 

CONTRIBUTORS

ENTEN

Each member of the Enten Team has spent an extensive amount of time contributing to the development this product. Tasks undertaken include storyboarding sessions, writing the narrative, collecting, checking and reviewing facts and activities, and liaising with the illustrator to ensure our vision is realised.

TEACHERS

We have been working with the Primary Business Partnership in Cumbria, and science teachers across the UK, to ensure the content is tailored to fit alongside the school curriculum and that the information is pitched at the correct level.

FOREPOINT

Graphic design company Forepoint are going to be drawing together the content sections of the book (illustrations, facts, narrative, activities etc) into a professional, finished product for publication. Forepoint work extensively with the NDA estate and have very kindly agreed to do this work as part of their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and social impact.

 

OUR PROPOSITION

Schools have little to no funding to buy resources like the one we are offering. As such, we want to engage with businesses that rely on STEM skills to financially support this project so we can offer our books to schools for free. 

If you or your business is interested in purchasing the Planet One book for schools, please get in touch to find out more. 

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CONTACT PLANET ONE

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