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13/12/13: Lancashire bright sparks turn into engineers for the day

Budding engineers from St Chads C of E Primary School, in Poulton-le-Fylde discovered the importance of electricity during a fun-filled interactive learning day yesterday. Jorge Zacharias, nine, from St Chads Primary School in Lancashire enjoying our Bright Sparks session

The event, organised by Electricity North West, the company that owns and maintains the regional power network, helped to teach the youngsters about electricity and its uses now and in the future.

During the hands-on session children, aged eight and nine, enjoyed discovering how electricity is delivered to homes, important safety messages and also trying their hand at building their very own electrical circuits.

Jonathan Collins, corporate social responsibility manager for Electricity North West, said: “We were delighted to spend the day with the children and teach them about how we get electricity to their homes safely.

“Today’s school children are tomorrow’s network engineers and bill-payers, so we want to encourage them to think about how they use energy, and to open up the idea of future careers in engineering.”

Emma Hopwood, year 4 class teacher, “We were delighted to welcome Electricity North West to school and the Bright Sparks session was a huge success with the children. Pupils at St Chads Primary School in Lancashire enjoying our Bright Sparks session

“All the children had a great day and they can now take away with them the importance of electricity, how to be safe around electricity and also their own responsibilities when they are older.”

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