A Christmas cracker for Torness visitor centre
Visitors to Torness had some festive fun during the power station’s recent Christmas Cracker open learning week.
Around 150 children from schools in the Lothian’s and Berwick took part in the annual event which gives them an insight into everyday life at the power station. As well as having a tour of the station, they had the chance to get up close to one of the on-site fire engines and take part in fire extinguisher training.
The children, who were aged between 8 and 12 years old, heard from staff about their jobs and were able to test out their communication skills by helping each other complete a maze while wearing “misty eye” goggles which simulate being in a smoke filled room.
They were also given the chance to meet officers from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) and practice ‘first aid techniques’ with occupational health nurses.
Visitor Centre Coordinator Faith Scott said: “Our annual Christmas Cracker week is always a great event. The children enjoy the range of activities that are available on the day and it is an excellent opportunity for us help them understand how the station operates and the range of jobs carried out on site.”
“The fire engine and the first aid activities both proved to be the real highlights for many of the children.”
Torness Visitor Centre is open year round and offers tours to individuals and groups aged 7 and over. To book you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The schools who attended were: Berwick Middle School (2 days), St Margaret’s (Polmont), Woodmuir Primary and Longridge Primary (West Lothian)