The atmosphere in Year Four these last few days was electric when they visited West Burton B CCGT Power Station, which is run by EDF Energy, as part of their topic on electricity.
When our little bright sparks arrived at the Power Station they were met by the Visitor Centre co-ordinator Lyz. Lyz informed our Year Fours about West Burton B CCGT and after a rather interesting talk it was time to get kitted out in the appropriate safety gear for a tour around the site. If you were under 10 years old the safety gear consisted of: a hi-vis jacket, gloves, safety glasses and the obligatory hard hat. However, if you were the wrong side of 10 you found yourself sporting a bright orange boiler suit, safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves and the hard hat, much to the delight of the children.
Buzzing with excitement, the children had a full tour of the plant (including the control room) and learnt that West Burton B CCGT is capable of generating enough electricity for approximately 1.5 million UK homes.
The children and staff in Year 4 would like to say a massive thank you to Lyz, our guides and EDF Energy for making their visits the enjoyable experience that it was!