Fun activities with serious message at school

The team behind the world’s longest subsea electricity cable, North Sea Link, hosted a fun-packed day for pupils at Cambois Primary School.

Monday, 9th December 2019, 12:19 pm
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 4:44 pm
Cambois Primary School pupils Maia and Mckenzie and headteacher Marianne Allan with representatives from North Sea Link, APS, ABB and West Hartford Community Fire Station.

The activities were designed to encourage greater understanding of road safety in line with National Road Safety Week.

North Sea Link’s UK-based converter station site is in Cambois. The partnership between National Grid and Statnett will connect the electricity systems of the UK with Norway, allowing the sharing of renewable energy between the two countries.

Members of its team, joined by contractors APS and ABB, brought a variety of diggers and small construction vehicles for the children to explore.

APS also kindly donated items to the school – including scooters, footballs and other sporting equipment.

Also coming along during the day were personnel from West Hartford Community Fire Station who, as well as exploring the dangers of all types of road vehicles, brought a fire truck.

The day was highly interactive with games, competitions, prizes and physical activities for all age groups.

They promoted the importance of staying alert and showing caution when walking or playing next to roads.

Marianne Allan, headteacher at Cambois Primary School, said: “We’re really grateful to North Sea Link for once again running the road safety awareness day.

“The children loved it, especially when they were given the opportunity to ask firefighters and construction workers questions whilst exploring their vehicles.”