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Drax pumps £20,000 into school visits by Yorkshire pupils

Drax has allocated £20,000 to help schools to organise visits to its power station at Selby, with a further £10,000 to support visits to its operations in Scotland.

Providing schools meet the qualifying criteria, including being sited within 15 miles of a Drax power station and having at least 20% of their pupils being on free school meals, they can apply for transport grants of up to £500 online. Drax hopes schools will apply for the funding for the new school year in September.

Shona King, Drax’s Head of Community, said: “Our schools’ transport fund will ensure that pupils, including those from less privileged backgrounds, can participate in STEM focused trips to our sites throughout the UK.

“Our visits team plays a key role in educating young people on how we keep the lights on by generating renewable power that is used by millions of homes and businesses.

“We hope that visits to iconic sites like Drax Power Station to learn how they operate can inspire the next generation of engineers. We are actively encouraging applications for the fund and would like to see more schools coming to our power stations in the autumn.”

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