Hartlepool visitor centre celebrates key milestone

The visitor centre opened in November 2013 and shares it's home with the Partnership for Nature and Natural England, who also welcome school parties to find out about local fauna and flora near the power station.

Louise Corser, the visitor centre co-ordinator, said: “We have a great facility here which has attracted 20,000 people in just three years which is superb.

“We get to talk to the visitors about how electricity is made and what happens here at Hartlepool power station. Many then get to have a look around the site to see for themselves.”

Louise presented a cheque for £200 to the school to mark the event. Her team of guides have also visited the school to set the pupils an art challenge to make a poster promoting the energy mix.

The competition will be judged by station director Simon Parsons, who said “The visitor centre has proved a great success, and provides a unique opportunity for schools to find out about more about energy and also the natural environment near the site.

“It is important that we talk to as many young people as possible about the potential employment opportunities we have here at Hartlepool power station.

“The visitor centre is also leading the way in working with more young girls to encourage them to take up engineering roles in the future.”

To arrange a school visit or a station tour please contact Louise Corser on 01429 853582 or email hartlepoolsitetours@edf-energy.com for availability and further information.

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