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01/11/13: Thousands enjoy a day of electrifying exploration

Budding scientists from across Greater Manchester enjoyed a day of electric exploration on Wednesday as part of the annual Manchester Science Festival. Stuart Broadhurst from Electricity North West and Trinity Wright

Youngsters were able to make or break a circuit, power a hair dryer with their feet and perform amazing tricks with static at the special event organised by Electricity North West.

Staff from the power network operator were on hand to showcase how power gets from A to B come wind, rain or shine.

Jonathan Collins, corporate social responsibility manager for Electricity North West, said: “We were delighted that so many children came along and enjoyed the many activities on offer.

“It is vital that we inspire the engineers of the future and this event created a great opportunity to highlight not only the importance of electricity, but also how exciting it can be.”

Chris Fox from Electricity North West with Neil Grady-Andrejczuk, Gabby Manning, Theo Grady-Andrejczuk and Jo Grady-Andrejczuk Electric Dreams, took place on Wednesday from 10am-4pm at the Museum of Science and Industry.

The annual Manchester Science Festival, which is taking place between 24th October and 3rd November, aims to engage and

inspire people with science in the most creative ways possible.

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