Heroes of Tomorrow

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save the date 22nd and 23rd of January 2020


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Join Team TechFest at Heroes of Tomorrow, an event sponsored by Equinor (formerly Statoil) and aimed at S1 & S2 pupils!


Heroes of Tomorrow is an event that aims to spark young people’s interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and provide insight into future career paths within the oil, gas and energy industries.

We are excited to be organising another run of our very popular Heroes of Tomorrow event. This years Heroes of Tomorrow event was a huge success with S1 & S2 pupils being introduced to many exciting facets of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Watch Equinor's video of the event:





We are in the process of organising workshops for Heroes of Tomorrow 2020. To give you an idea of what's to come here are some of the workshops, shows and demos presented at Heroes of Tomorrow 2019: 

The Supercool Show (45 mins)
Science Museum, London

Join Plasticine Pete and Pam as they travel to the extremes of temperature, and investigate the incredible effects of the coldest substance you'll ever see - liquid nitrogen. Find out what it feels like to touch a cloud, make instant ice cream, and stick your fingers in your ears as we blow up a balloon Science Museum-style!



The Big Energy Show

Photo Credit: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media/Equinor (formerly Statoil)


"The hydrogen balloon explosion was spectacular." Student, Cults Academy 
"Excellent show, pupils were engaged and enthusiastic." 
Teacher, Meldrum Academy


Workshop: Ready to be Blown Away? (45 mins)
Developed and presented by TechFest, supported by Equinor (formerly Statoil)

This workshop explores renewable energy, specifically how we can harness kinetic energy from the wind. Pupils learn about Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, before participating in a challenge to build the most efficient windmill


Photo Credit: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media/Equinor (formerly Statoil)


"You got to use your own creativity" Student, Kincorth Academy


Workshop: Learn How to Rock It (45 mins)
Developed and presented by Equinor (formerly Statoil)
Pupils travel back in time to discover the origins of oil and gas in the North Sea. This workshop looks at how these natural resources are formed, including those from Equinor's (formerly Statoil) Mariner field.


Learn how to rock it

 Photo Credit: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media/Equinor (formerly Statoil)


"It was informative and very fun and interactive"  Student, Alford Academy


Workshop: Installation Manager (45 mins)
Developed and Presented by Risktec and STEM Ambassadors
This workshop puts the pupils in the position of Offshore Installation Manager; responsible for both safety and oil & gas production on an offshore installation. They are faced with scenarios that require them to balance the risk of a major accident vs the reward of continued oil & gas production. 

This game is facilitated by industry STEM ambassadors providing context from their own experiences.

Installation Manager

Photo Credit: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media/Equinor (formerly Statoil)


“Great fun and interesting to learn about the oil rigs.” Student, Albyn School


Demo: RGU Engineering (30 mins)
Developed and Presented by RGU Engineering Department
Robert Gordon University boasts impressive, state-of-the-art engineering laboratories equipped with the very latest engineering technology and pupils get the opportunity to see some of this equipment in action. Demos include the department’s Ocean Wave Tank, ROV Pool and Wind Tunnel.

Engineering Demo

Photo Credit: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media/Equinor (formerly Statoil)


“I really enjoyed it and it has encouraged me to take more of an interest in engineering.” Student, St. Margaret’s School for Girls


Pupil STEM Talks 

The original concept for the Heroes of Tomorrow events remains and schools are asked to nominate pupils interested in presenting a STEM talk. These are held in the amphitheater after one of the showings of the ‘Big Energy Show’.

Pupils can include this talk as part of their CREST Awards.

Pupils who successfully completed a talk were awarded a prize bag with goodies from the Science Museum, courtesy of Equinor (formerly Statoil), and a certificate.


Pupil talks

Photo Credit: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media/Equinor (formerly Statoil)


"Heroes of Tomorrow is Equinor's talent development concept and we are delighted to extend this to TechFest Public Programme, celebrating many of Aberdeen's finest examples of leadership and innovation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. There are talks and tours for everyone to share their interest and passion for STEM, as well as many opportunities for young people to gain an insight into subjects for potential future studies or careers. We are delighted to play our part in celebrating some of Aberdeen's success stories and supporting the next generation through TechFest." - Hedda Felin, Managing Director, Equinor (formerly Statoil) Production, (UK) Ltd


Get involved with workshops and an incredible science show, courtesy of Robert Gordon University and the Science Museum in London. Gain insight into the lives of industry professionals with career-networking and grab the opportunity to develop your confidence and presenting skills by delivering a demonstration to your peers.

For more information, contact Jenny Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01224 274193 and become part of Heroes of Tomorrow!