4 Aug 15

Science in the summer holidays

School’s out for summer but science-based fun is still on the curriculum for children dropping by Sizewell B this month.

Over 100 local children have already taken part in the free sessions which are being held at the power station visitor centre throughout August.

Sizewell B visitor centre guides have a fun packed agenda for young visitors to introduce them to science in a fun way.

Children can get a taste of forensic science whilst taking each others fingerprints and learn about the basics of chromatography through making butterfly paintings. They can also learn how to make something float through junk modelling and how to launch a straw rocket.

Sarah Osborne, Sizewell B visitor centre coordinator said: "The summer holidays are a time for fun so we encourage the children to think about science whilst they are at play. The sessions are proving really popular and we hope to welcome many more local children over the summer holidays to make the most of the brilliant facility we have here."

Amy Harper, mum of four, said: "A friend told me about the holiday workshops at Sizewell B so we thought it would be fun to bring the children along. They loved making the junk model boats, we tested our last ones out on Aldeburgh boating lake so we knew they would float!"

Parents looking for something to do with the children, come rain or shine, can drop in for the free summer science activities at Sizewell B visitor centre from 10am – 2pm on the following dates: August 7,12,19,21,25,28.

The Sizewell B visitor centre is still open for public visits over the summer holidays as normal. To find out more details please contact

sizewellbtours@edf-energy.com or 01728 653974

For more information contact:

Marjorie Barnes
Media Officer (East)
01728 653378
07515 295488

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.