Our Geography and Environmental students have taken part in the first organised group tour of the new Sizewell Visitor Centre. The students were met by Steve Friend, Sizewell B Environmental Compliance Co-ordinator and Roger Barge, the Apprentice Co-ordinator at the power station. Steve, a Chartered Chemist with an honours degree in Chemistry, gave a fascinating presentation and was able to share his experience and provide an insight into how environmental studies can be used in the workplace.
Abigail Lord, the Geography teacher who organised the visit said; "What a great opportunity for our students to have insight into the developing energy field within EDF Energy. Our interest stems from our A2 Geography course raising questions about energy security and the response to increasing energy demands within the UK. It has been a learning experience that has stretched and challenged our student's opinions and knowledge."
Erin McAllister, who is currently studying A-Level Geography said; "We were really excited when we knew we were going to visit a nuclear power station, we are the only two females in the group and are really interested in technical subjects."
Jim Crawford, Sizewell B Station Director said: “I was delighted to meet up with the Suffolk One students. It was a great day and a real milestone to officially start the tours of Sizewell B power station. We hope to welcome thousands more students in the coming months to learn more about nuclear power and how we safely generate low carbon electricity to keep the lights on for over 2million homes from this modern nuclear power station here on the Suffolk coast”.