Welcome to the educational resources brought to you by Drax’s Community and Education teams at the Power Station in North Yorkshire, alongside our Scottish sites, Cruachan Pumped-Hydro Power Station and Tongland Power Station. At Drax, fostering a passion for STEM education stands as a cornerstone of our commitment. Drax is dedicated to empowering learners of all ages, spanning from primary school to university levels.

Drax offers an extensive range of resources and programmes designed to engage and educate. Whether it’s on-site provisions, outreach initiatives, or online materials, our goal is to make learning an enriching and accessible experience for all. If you would like to enquire about any of our educational programmes, please contact us for more information.


Drax Power Station’s outreach actively engages with schools within the local community to bring its distinctive educational offerings directly into the classroom. Our diverse range of topics spans the Key Stage 2, 3, and 4 curriculum, enriching students’ learning experiences with insightful content, developed in line with the National Curriculum. Drax also extends valuable career guidance to students, shedding light on potential pathways in the energy sector. This outreach programme not only educates but also inspires and empowers the next generation, offering a deeper understanding of energy systems while nurturing aspirations and guiding young minds toward fulfilling careers in a vital industry.

At Drax Power Station

Drax Power Station offers an exceptional opportunity for educational institutions across all levels, ranging from primary schools to universities, to engage with its operations. Work with the Community and Education team to create a tailored experience, catering to your educational needs. The visit options vary from a two-hour tour to discover more about the process of power generation to a full-day itinerary, comprising an enriching educational workshop focused on themes like STEM, sustainability, and careers, followed by a tour of the power station. Visiting Drax Power Station is a unique educational opportunity, facilitating a first hand understanding of vital energy systems and their broader societal implications.

Drax Power Station, North Yorkshire

Drax Teaching Resources

We’ve produced both worksheets and information sheets covering elements of the Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 Science Curriculum.

Example PDF documents below:

Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 documents can be found here.

Supporting UK university education

We work with schools, colleges and universities near our sites (and beyond) to provide the practical and financial support that’s needed.


Engaging with Drax through online webinars presents an exceptional opportunity for learners across all age groups to explore a wide range of subjects. These include presentations on STEM subjects, comprehensive insights into the operational mechanics of Drax Power Station, discussions on potential careers within the energy sector, and in-depth explorations of sustainability practices.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in for your school or college, please contact us at: [email protected]

Example webinar slides below:

The Visitor Centre at Cruachan Power Station have also developed an educational webinar programme focusing on Cruachan Power Station. The two webinars distinguish between audience, with one aimed at primary school children and another for college level students. To find out more about the webinars and about the work we are doing schools local to Cruachan in Scotland, please contact us via [email protected] 

Drax Virtual Tours

The Visitor Centre team at Drax have created a number of virtual tours to share parts of the tour and process with you.

The first series of virtual tours is aimed at Key Stage 2 – primary level (7-11 years old). This is followed with a second series aimed at Key Stage 3 – secondary level (11-14 years old). The sessions are a mixture of information and science on how we make electricity at the power station. They cover a range of topics from the type of fuel we use and why to how the electricity gets to your home.

We hope you enjoy watching. To read further, please take a look at our ‘electricity explained’, Drax FAQs series and history stories, which explore several of the same topics covered in the virtual tours.

Cruachan Virtual Tour and Galloway Hydro Scheme

Loch Awe beside Cruachan Power Station

Virtual Tour of Cruachan Power Station [2020]

Cruachan Visitor Centre Guidebook

Galloway Hydro Scheme

Drax STEM Challenges

An online educational resource for parents, teachers and students from Drax and Outdoor Ted created to support school curriculums. The STEM challenges are designed for children but can be enjoyed by all the family at home!

Electricity explained

Can we see electricity?

Could Great Britain go off grid?

Does electricity have a smell?

Contact Us

Drax Visitor Centre: [email protected]

Cruachan Visitor Centre: [email protected]