May 17th 2016

Caythorpe Schoolchildren visit Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant

Year 5 children (9-10 year olds) from Caythorpe Primary School visited the Sleaford Renewable Plant last week.  It was an opportunity for the children to learn how the power plant works, learn how biomass renewable energy is becoming a much larger part of the country’s energy supply mix and learn how biomass power generation is helping reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuels.  The visit also included a talk about how the Sleaford plant supplies free heat to local  civic and sports buildings, including the nearby Sleaford Football Club.

Rachael Glendinning, the Head Teacher of  Caythorpe Primary School said:  “It feels so right to engage our children in the future challenges we face as a ‘world’ around renewable energies and climate change. And to have an experience around an active renewable site, can only support and drive and transform future thoughts and thinking.”

The visit was hosted by Eco2’s Darren Smith and Helen Bosworth.  Eco2 manages the Sleaford plant on behalf of owners, Glennmont Partners.

The Sleaford plant hosts visits from local organisations on a monthly basis. Group numbers are restricted (12 per visit) and each group must adhere to the plant’s health & safety procedures.  For further information, please email 




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