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31/01/13: Parrs Wood High School, East Didsbury

As part of our ongoing commitment to engage with the local community we recently sent two of our employees to Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury to speak to some of their Six form students who are currently undertaking engineering based A Levels. Parrs Wood High School has recently registered to be a ‘Solar School’ and is currently trying to raise money from local businesses in order to help them install a solar array on their rooftop in order to try and reduce their carbon emissions.

Mike Taylor and Tom Glasgow went into the school to speak to the students about the problems associated with distributed generation and the impact it has on our network. They gave a short presentation about who Electricity North West are, and what we do as a Distribution Network Operator, and also spoke to the students about careers in engineering and the opportunities currently available within our company.

The day was a great success and as a result we are looking to build a strong partnership with the school over the coming months - both by helping with the Solar Schools scheme and also by arranging summer placements for students looking to gain work experience within the distribution industry. 

Tom Glasgow and Mike Taylor of Electricity North West with Parrs Wood students

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