Last spaces available for summer activity programme - Drax

Last spaces available for summer activity programme

The school holidays are upon us and a jam-packed schedule of fun educational activities is underway at Drax and the Skylark Nature Reserve.

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On 16 October 2018, Drax Group plc (“Drax” or the “Company”) announced that it had entered into a binding conditional agreement to purchase Scottish Power's portfolio of pumped storage, hydro and gas-fired generation for £702 million in cash from Iberdrola (the “Acquisition”).

Starting on Tuesday July 24 throughout the summer holidays, open tours of Drax Power Station are running alongside fun educational activities.

Activities include building a working electromagnetic train, using chemistry to explore the science of bubbles, taking on an engineering building challenge and using STEM learning to create the tallest structures possible.

Open tours of Drax Power Station are running throughout the summer too, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the UK’s largest power station as they marvel as its sheer size and learn how renewable energy is produced.

Community Engagement and Visitor Centre Manager Jane Breach said: “Our summer activities programme is proving as popular as ever. We are booking up fast but there are still a few spaces left in August.

“The team has worked really hard to put together a fun, interesting and exciting educational programme that supports our commitment to STEM learning. I’d encourage anyone interested to get in touch with the visitor centre team to secure their place while there’s still availability.”

The summer activity programme includes a range of fun educational activities well as open tours every week on the following dates – 25th July 1st August, 7th August, 17th August, 22nd August and 29th August. Open tours run 10am to 12 noon and 1pm to 3pm.

For details of the activities and book your spot, visit our Eventbrite page.

For details of open tours email tours@drax.com.

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Media contacts

Jessica Gorton
Drax Group Press Officer
E: jessica.gorton@drax.com
T: 07712677177

Ali Lewis
Drax Group Head of Media Relations
E: ali.lewis@drax.com
T: 07712670888

About Drax

Drax Group plc plays a vital role in helping change the way energy is generated, supplied and used as the UK moves to a low carbon future. Its 2,300-strong staff operate across three principal areas of activity – electricity generation, electricity sales to business customers and compressed wood pellet production.

The Group includes:

Drax Power Ltd, which operates the largest power station in the UK, based at Selby, North Yorkshire and supplies 7 percent of the country’s electricity needs. The energy firm converted from burning coal to become a predominantly biomass-fuelled electricity generator. Drax is the biggest single site renewable generator in the UK and the largest decarbonisation project in Europe.

Haven Power, based in Ipswich, provides businesses with electricity.

Opus Energy, based in Oxford, Northampton and Cardiff, provides electricity and gas to businesses.

Drax Biomass, is based in the US and manufactures compressed wood pellets produced from sustainably managed working forests.

For more information visit www.drax.com