Leeds pupils tour Drax turbines and towers

VISIT: Children from Churwell Primary School at Drax Power Station.
VISIT: Children from Churwell Primary School at Drax Power Station.
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Children from Churwell Primary School in Morley went to see Europe’s biggest carbon saving project last week as part of their science and environmental studies.

The group of 60 eight and nine-year-olds visited Drax Power Station, in North Yorkshire, which has now upgraded half its generating capacity to use compressed wood pellets in place of coal.

The pupils were taken on a full tour of the site including the 427-metre turbine hall, and enjoyed a close-up view of the UK’s first wood pellet storage domes and the 12 cooling towers.

Teacher Laura Walker said: “The visit really helped bring their project about electricity generation to life.”

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