Established in 1997, the Northsound 1 Energy Schools Challenge, in association with the Energy Institute, provides school pupils from across Aberdeen City and Shire with the opportunity to showcase their general knowledge and gain an insight into the oil and gas industry. Secondary pupils in years three to six compete in teams of four for the chance to win this exciting competition. Recorded between September and November at a host of oil and gas companies, the shows are aired on Northsound 1 on Sunday afternoons from 20th September.  Hosting and sponsoring companies have the opportunity to present to pupils prior to the quiz and information from these presentations is then used within the competition.

This successful initiative enables school pupils to look at the oil and gas industry as a viable career option.