Power Investigation

Check out Terrific Scientific's new investigation all about power:


We have booked a visit early next year with our local power station which ties in nicely with this investigation:


Drax generates approximately 7-8% of the UK’s electricity – that’s a lot of boiling kettles. To do this, Drax operates on a massive scale. We’ve got six boilers, each as high as a 15-storey office block, a main chimney taller than the London Eye, and over 1,800 miles of steel tubing, enough to stretch from John O’Groats to Land’s End and back again. It’s a site built on superlatives and on a tour at Drax you can see it all first-hand. Even better, our tours are free and open to the public.

At Drax Power Station you can see every part of how electricity generation is done and find out how we’re upgrading to the latest biomass technology. This means we can use compressed wood pellets instead of coal, which cuts our carbon footprint by 80%.

Expert guides with years of experience are on hand to lead tailored tours for groups of all types, including those that support national curriculum studies, making it perfect for school students (and, who knows, future engineers) from all over the country.

All our tours include an interactive session in our visitor centre and guided walks inside the very heart of the station. Our tailored experiences fit with school and higher education study, as well as areas of special or professional interest such as rail, sustainability and engineering.

Anyone else started planning Home Ed visits for next year?

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