Eight UTC Leeds students saw their studies in A Level physics translate into practice during a visit to Heysham Power Station in Lancashire.
The Year 12 students, who were selected after completing an application and passing a security clearance, visited the Power Station on Tuesday 21st May.
Heysham Power Station is a nuclear power station, operated by integrated energy company, EDF energy, and is the only site in the UK to be divided into two separately managed stations, Heysham 1 and Heysham 2.
Alex Berry, Assistant Principal for Data and Assessment, said: “The trip has provided the students with a workplace demonstration of how the ‘theoretical particle physics’ – the development of models for describing fundamental particles and their interactions – that they learn in their physics A level at UTC Leeds, can be used to benefit society.”
Jane Fitzpatrick, Business Development Manager at UTC Leeds, said: “The visit to Heysham Power Station was an amazing experience for our Year 12 students. The students were able to gain an insight into the operation of a Nuclear plant, and to see at first-hand how the plans runs.”
UTC Leeds hope to invite a representative with EDF energy to provide more information about the exciting apprenticeship opportunities.
The trip is a great example of the practical learning and employer support available to our students at UTC Leeds.