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Energy display to help children

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 26, 2014

  • (photoshoot 0514-005) Launch of a new E.ON exhibition at Conkers, Derbyshire.

  • Conkers - Moira..Mike Ballantyne Chris Sturdy - Conkers.General Manager

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CHILDREN from across the area will benefit from a new exhibition at a popular tourist attraction designed to teach them about energy.

Youngsters were on hand to help launch the new energy focused experience at discovery and adventure centre Conkers, based in Moira.

Eon’s ‘energy experience’ features hands on educational games such as a buzz wire which teaches children about how energy is transported and ‘help me power this town’ which invites pupils to use an interactive stepper and provide power by running as fast they can.

Pupils are now also able to build their own wind turbine and act as a power station engineer controlling the level and source of power provided to a town through different seasons.

Billie-Jean Poole, senior community relations executive at Eon, said: “Our new energy exhibition teaches families about the whole process from making energy and transporting it trough to how it’s used in the home to help people to use no more energy than they need.”

Chris Sturdy, regional general manager at Conkers, said: “The new Eon exhibition is a great addition to Conkers.

“It provides a fun and interactive introduction to where we get our electricity from and encourages families to be mindful of their energy use.”

Conkers offers a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep families engaged.

There are four discovery zones designed for children and adults of all ages, which also includes the enchanted forest adventure play area, and a simulated tree top walk with a moving bridge.

The Eon ‘energy experience’ is a programme which provides resources and runs events to help schools teach young people about energy.

More information on the new exhibition is available by heading online to eon-uk.com/energyexperience

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