Berwick pupils visit Torness power station

Year 8 pupils from Berwick Middle School spent an interesting and fun-packed day at Torness Power Station.

Thursday, 6th December 2018, 2:40 pm
Berwick Middle School pupils visited Torness power station.

Pupils enjoyed a range of activities linked to their science curriculum, as well as having the opportunity to consider possible future career opportunities.

Torness’s Christmas Cracker event allowed pupils to meet the nuclear constabulary and they had the opportunity to wear police protective clothing and handle replica weapons.

On a visit to Torness power station, Berwick Middle School pupils met Eve Muirhead, the captain of the Scottish curling team which won team Bronze medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The on-site nursing team gave the Year 8s hands-on first aid training, while a variety of energy-related computer games and simulations were put to good use as pupils learned about the importance of 3D printing in the engineering sector.

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They also had a guided tour of the site, met Olympic curling medallist Eve Muirhead and received praise from staff for adhering to the strict health and safety rules

Pupils also participated in a Christmas quiz, with Ethan Huntly becoming the first ever pupil to achieve 100 per cent.

Head of science Mrs Gibson said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the staff at Torness for organising and supervising such an interesting, fun-packed day. Thank you also to the pupils who behaved brilliantly and thoroughly deserved the praise of the Torness team.”