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North Sea Link help Northumberland school pupils to become mad about science

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Kinetic Katie from Mad Science with Sallyanne Barson and Paul Hailstone from North Sea Link with pupils from Cambois Primary School.

Pupils from Cambois Primary School in South East Northumberland celebrated British Science Week (8-17 March) with a bespoke Mad Science experience on renewable energy.

The day-long workshop was organised by the team at North Sea Link, who are overseeing the delivery of a €2 billion subsea electricity interconnector currently under construction between Cambois, UK and Kvilldal, Norway.

The event taught pupils about different types of green energy and helped them to understand how North Sea Link will import excess green energy from Norway to power homes in the UK.

The workshop was hosted by Kinetic Katie from Mad Science, a local franchise which provides entertaining science classes for children.

Pupils aged 3 to 11, got involved with experiments using circuits and a Van de Graaff generator to learn how electricity moves and connects to appliances in their homes.

North Sea Link Communications and Stakeholder Manager, Sallyanne Barson, said: “We had a fantastic day at the Mad Science event. We are about to enter a really crucial phase in the Interconnector’s construction, so this was a great time to provide a fun, educational activity for the children to enjoy.

North Sea Link has been working closely with Cambois Primary School since work began on the North Sea Link Interconnector project.

Head Teacher Marianne Allan said: “We were thrilled to welcome the team from North Sea Link back to Cambois Primary.

“The Mad Science experience delivered by Kinetic Katie was absolutely fantastic and really helped to bring the science behind the Interconnector project to life for the pupils.

“The workshops were tailored to the different age groups within the school, so all of the children got to take part. It was a really brilliant day and we look forward to inviting the team back in future.”

The North Sea Link Interconnector is a joint venture between National Grid and Norwegian System Operator Statnett. Once operational, it will be the longest subsea interconnector in the world.