Sheffield lad Daniel gets quizzical to earn place at workshop

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INQUISITIVE Sheffield schoolboy Daniel Ledger has been named one of the UK’s most curious children.

Now the pupil at Dobcroft Junior School in Millhouses has earned a place at a ‘Why Factor’ workshop.

The 10-year-old, from Millhouses, is one of 12 inquisitive youngsters selected to attend the innovation workshop.

Only the most curious individuals in the country have been offered the opportunity, which will involve working with energy and sustainability specialists to create solutions for future energy problems.

It is part of British Gas Generation Green’s nationwide campaign to encourage curiosity amongst youngsters.

The campaign follows a report, The Power of Curiosity, from the RSA charity, which shows an inquisitive nature is crucial in stimulating invention and innovation.

The Why Factor workshop aims to inspire youngsters to be curious about future energy challenges.

Children will experience modern energy saving and generating technology at the BRE Innovation Park, Watford, a leading facility for the development of sustainable buildings.

Daniel’s fascination with how and why things work saw him nominated and then shortlisted for the event.

Kate Lemon, Generation Green programme manager, and Why Factor judge, said: “Daniel’s nomination stood out, identifying him as one of the future innovators we have been searching for.

“His curiosity was apparent through his ability to see beyond his questions to answers and evaluations.

“We were impressed and are looking forward to hearing the innovative ideas that Daniel comes up with during the workshop.”