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25/02/15: Pupils switch on to the power of electricity

Pupils at Sacred Heart Primary School in Westhoughton discovered the power of electricity during a hands-on interactive day yesterday. Lourdes Rodrigues Hernandez (11) enjoying the Bright Sparks workshop at Sacred Heart Primary School in Bolton

The fun-filled Bright Sparks workshop, organised by Electricity North West, the company that owns and maintains the regional power network, helped to teach the 25 youngsters how electricity is delivered to homes, how to build their very own electrical circuits and how to stay safe around electricity.

Helen Sweeney, customer and business services director for Electricity North West, said: “We were delighted to spend time with the children at Sacred Heart Primary School and teach them about how power plays a vital role in our everyday lives, but also the importance of how to stay safe around electricity.

“The session is a great way for youngsters to be inspired by electricity in the hope of encouraging pupils across the North West to think about how they use electricity and open up the idea of a future career in engineering.” L-R Lourdes Rodrigues Hernandez (11) with Mia Taylor (8) at Sacred Heart Primary School in Bolton enjoying the Bright Sparks workshop

Chris Brannan, year 6 class teacher at Sacred Heart Primary School, said: “We were over the moon to welcome Electricity North West to our school and the Bright Sparks session was a huge success.

“The class were all enthused by the important safety messages and especially the hands-on activities and we hope to book the workshop again in the future to help teach more pupils.”

To find out more about how Electricity North West engages with local communities please visit www.enwl.co.uk/sustainability.

To watch a video from the day please click here.


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