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Pupils have real Energy to succeed

Heater Beaters: Amy Holleley, Piper Mayor, Jess Belmont, Paris Cooke-Davies, Abbie Holmes, Amy Gordon, Lottie Peacock, Lucy Greenham, Charlotte Grattan, Jade Holmes and Izzi Wright; with Heysham 1 power stations Richard Hawksby who worked with the team on the Big Energy Challenge.

Heater Beaters: Amy Holleley, Piper Mayor, Jess Belmont, Paris Cooke-Davies, Abbie Holmes, Amy Gordon, Lottie Peacock, Lucy Greenham, Charlotte Grattan, Jade Holmes and Izzi Wright; with Heysham 1 power stations Richard Hawksby who worked with the team on the Big Energy Challenge.

Heysham High School pupils have amazed staff at Heysham power stations with their energy-saving tips.

Four groups from year 7 took part in EDF Energy’s Big Energy project which encouraged pupils to look at ways to encourage people to use power wisely and so cut their energy bills.

Each of the groups worked with a member of the Heysham 1 power station team, Richard Hawksby, Mike Gee, Ryan Surridge and Kirstie Dewhurst, to work up a final presentation ready to give to a larger audience at the stations’ Visitor Centre.

The groups were also encouraged to work on innovative energy-saving ideas and then invited to present their ideas at the stations by Visitor Centre co-ordinator Donna Diamond, who arranged the event.

Karen Cooper, science teacher with the year 7 group, said: “Being able to work with people from the station was a fantastic opportunity.

“They have also seen how science is being used every day at the power station.”

Lucy Greenham, 12, said: “We made a jingle for the radio to encourage people to switch-off, made posters and handed out leaflets to people at places like Salt Ayre.” One of the groups, The Heater Beaters, will now go on to the national finals aiming to win a trip to London.

 

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