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A-Level Physicists Visit Sizewell B Power Station

18 March 2024

On Monday 18 March 2024 a group of 31 A Level Physics pupils visited Sizewell B Power Station.  After a safety briefing by site staff and a presentation on the physics and engineering involved in the generation of electricity from nuclear fission, pupils were given a comprehensive tour of the site.  This included an outside overview of the reactor dome, step-up transformers, sea water intake and National Grid electricity distribution system, and an inside tour of the turbine hall and engineering workshops.

 It was a fantastic day which provided pupils and staff with a great insight into the practical application of physics and engineering theory to the nuclear industry. 

Pupil behaviour was impeccable, and they were a credit to the school.