Doors open at new onsite visitor facility

Vattenfall-School visit to Pen y Cymoedd.23.04.15©Steve Pope - FOTOWALES

Youngsters from across the local area have started visiting Pen y Cymoedd, with the doors opening for the first at our new visitor cabin onsite.

Rhigos and Pen Pych Primary Schools were the first to take up the offer of a visit to the wind farm site, and more visits with local schools will take place in the coming months.

The school pupils learned about the wind farm and wind energy in an educational facility and visitor cabin especially created by Vattenfall, in conjunction with Natural Resources Wales and civils contractor Jones Bros Balfour Beatty who sponsored the cabin.

The first visits were a great success and we’re looking forward to welcoming hundreds of local residents of all ages to the site this summer, giving them a chance to see local energy project coming to life.

Sheena O’Leary of Natural Resources Wales Education Team said: “Pen y Cymoedd is a great example of a major renewable energy project which is making the most out of our natural resources, while at the same time safeguarding them for the future and boosting the local economy.

“Through the project, we’ve also been able to offer a range of curriculum linked activities to school children, covering all aspects of renewable and non-renewable energy.

“These are designed to generate discussion and contribute to them having the skills and information to be able to make informed decisions about how we manage our natural resources in the future.”

 

Vattenfall-School visit to Pen y Cymoedd.23.04.15©Steve Pope - FOTOWALES