25 Jul 13

Centre's 5,000th visitor a piece of cake!

A Bridgwater schoolboy was surprised to be met with shouts of "Congratulations!" and a celebratory cake as he walked through the doors of EDF Energy's Visitor Centre at Angel Place shopping centre in Bridgwater, Somerset today (Thursday 25 July).

What 9 year old Tyler Rowsell, visiting with his mum Mel, quickly realised was that he had become the 5,000th person to enter the energy giant's Visitor Centre since its opening last December. The St Mary's, Bridgwater pupil was also presented with Zingy merchandise and an EDF Energy Eco-Meter for his Mum.

Tyler said: "I love learning about Hinkley Point B, and the visitor centre is an amazing place to find out all of the information I need. I am really looking forward to having a trip to the power station and I would love to work there when I am older."

The centre offers an interactive experience for individuals, groups and schools to discover more about nuclear energy, as well as offering tours of the Hinkley Point B power station.

In a special week for the Visitor Centre, other guests will include Olympic silver medal judoka, Gemma Gibbons, as well as the real Zingy – the popular character from the EDF Energy television adverts.

Visit Centre coordinator, Sherry Clapp, said: “We're really pleased to welcome our 5,000th visitor. The centre has proved a real hit with the local community and even visitors from farther afield. It's especially rewarding to engage with the many school students who come here to learn about energy and how we can act to combat climate change. Their enthusiasm and interest is just great.”

Roger Smith, Angel Place centre manager, said: “I was pleased to see the 5,000th visitor here at the Visitor Centre and what a great way to be surprised with this celebration. Bridgwater is fortunate to have this resource along with a great shopping experience in the heart of the town.”