8 Aug 17
Heysham 1 & 2

Science shows support Morecambe Carnival

EXPLODING food will take centre stage at two free science shows which will be part of Morecambe’s Carnival weekend on Saturday (Aug 19).

The two free shows will take place at EDF Energy’s Science Zone at The Platform, Morecambe, starting at 10.30am and 1.30pm and will star Dan Plane who is one of the Royal Institution ‘Science in Schools’  presenters.

 During the shows children and families will find out about the incredible amount of energy contained in the food that goes in your mouth in this interactive show packed with exciting chemistry and physics demonstrations.

Heysham power stations’ is setting up the Science Zone for the day at The Platform as part of its commitment to encouraging more young people to look at careers in science and engineering.

Richard Bradfield, station director at Heysham 1 power station, said: “We have a very successful partnership with the carnival and this year we have decided to take over The Platform on Saturday and turn it into a Science Zone.

“The ‘Explosive Food’ shows will be very good, and will bring science to life for the audiences and hopefully inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

“We welcome our community to the Visitor Centre and the power stations every day, but it’s great that we can also support key local events such as the carnival with this free show.”

The shows will be suitable for seven upwards and tickets are available from Morecambe and Lancaster’s tourist information centres, or from Heysham Power stations’ Visitor Centre.

During the day The Platform will also host interactive workshops, which will include the chance to try out some virtual reality headsets and there also be a chance to meet members of the power stations’ team.


For more information contact:

Martyn Butlin
External Communications Manager - Generation
01524 863 565
07768 577822

EDF Energy

EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers and businesses with electricity and gas.

It generates electricity with eight nuclear power stations, more than 30 wind farms, one gas and two coal power stations, as well as with combined heat and power plants.

EDF Energy is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C. This will provide low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy, British industry, as well as boosting skills and education. EDF Energy also invests in a range of low carbon technologies including renewables and battery storage. It is applying research and development expertise to improve the performance of existing generation and developing the potential of new technologies.

The company provides gas and electricity for more than 5 million customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain and the largest supplier to British businesses. It offers innovative energy systems for commercial customers and digital innovation for customers at home. EDF Energy has also launched its own innovation accelerator, Blue Lab, which focuses on making customers’ lives easier.

The Better Plan is EDF Energy's framework for being a sustainable and responsible energy business and is an integral part of EDF's 2030 vision to be the efficient, responsible electricity company, and champion of low-carbon growth. The Better Plan is underpinned by comprehensive environmental and social programmes which have been recognised by a wide range of organisations.

EDF Energy is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 13,000 people at locations across England and Scotland.

To find out more about the UK's energy challenges visit: www.edfenergy.com/energyfuture/