Chard engineering students visit nuclear power plant

PUBLISHED: 15:02 28 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:08 03 January 2018

Pictured at the power plant are  (l to r)  Mr Rob Janes, Rhys Jurado, Kieran Hallett, Jamie Scriven, Thomas Hurr, Joseph Hobson, Liam Mathieson, Tristan Johnston, Joe Hull, Daniel Beer. Picture: SUBMITTED

Pictured at the power plant are (l to r) Mr Rob Janes, Rhys Jurado, Kieran Hallett, Jamie Scriven, Thomas Hurr, Joseph Hobson, Liam Mathieson, Tristan Johnston, Joe Hull, Daniel Beer. Picture: SUBMITTED

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Sixth fomers from Holyrood Academy tour Europe’s most expensive and largest construction site

Sixth Form engineering students from Holyrood Academy were invited by EDF Energy to look around the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

They were given a guided tour of Europe’s most expensive and largest construction site, costing around £19billion.

The youngsters also learnt about further careers, engineering opportunities and apprenticeship schemes within EDF.

Rob Janes, engineering teacher at the Chard school, said: “This was an ideal opportunity for students to meet with engineers who had been in their position only a few years ago. They were privileged to see first-hand where the skills that they are developing now could be utilised in the development of new technologies and long-term energy solutions in the future. All our students felt that the visit had been ideal in informing them more about engineering careers.”

Holyrood Academy is steadily building its links with the engineering industry and was delighted to add the Hinkley experience to the ever-growing list of supportive partners. EDF will be visiting the Academy next term to provide STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) links with more of the students.


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