27 Mar 17

Saxmundham Primary School takes up science challenge

Thirty pupils from Saxmundham primary school have taken part in a science workshop at Sizewell B designed to enthuse interest in STEM during National Science Week. 

The Year 5 students swapped their classrooms for the excitement of a visit to Sizewell B to see just how science is put to use in the real world.  

The students toured the interactive visitor centre where they had the chance to see how much power they could generate and then took part in a range of science related experiments.  

Highlights of the day including studying friction through the movement of jelly using chopsticks and watching magnetism brought to life using iron filings and different sources of metal.

Miss Denham, Saxmundham Primary School Year 5 Science Teacher, said: “Visits such as this are exciting for the children and show science in a real world experience.”

Niki Rousseau, Sizewell B community relations said:  “We were delighted to welcome Saxmundham Primary School to the Sizewell B visitor centre.  The work we do complements the curriculum and shows how relevant and exciting science can be.”

The Sizewell B visitor centre hosted 150 local students during National Science Week and attended a STEM event at Thomas Mills High School.

Anyone interested in arranging a visit to Sizewell B should contact the visitor centre on 01728 653974.

EDF Energy in the East of England

In the East of England EDF Energy operates Sizewell B power station which employs 575 staff and 250 contracting partners. EDF Energy has completed Stage One consultation for Sizewell C which would be capable of supplying power to some 5 million homes and would employ 900 staff when operational.
As well as generating enough power to serve some 2.5million homes the company also provides gas and electricity to 270,000 customers in this region with over half of those opting for one of the company’s Blue+ products which are backed by low-carbon generation. We make sure we buy enough electricity generated from a low-carbon nuclear source to match every unit of electricity we estimate our Blue customers use. EDF Energy is proud to power up some of the largest companies in the UK, including sites for Tesco Stores Limited, Ministry of Defence, Morrisons and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust right here in the East of England. Following a landmark agreement with Network Rail the company also provides nuclear-backed Blue energy to power up the UKs electric rail network, covering most of the south east of England and the main lines from London to Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as the Merseyrail network around Liverpool and the Glasgow suburban network.