Posts Tagged "Community"

London pupils become scientists for a day – sparking an interest to last a lifetime

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On Friday 17th March, 285 primary school pupils from across London became scientists for the day at a special festival aimed at sparking children’s interest in STEM. It was an opportunity to celebrate British Science Week with fun-filled experiments but...

December 2016 Open Day – Photos

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National Grid donates bicycles to local environmental charity

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National Grid and their contractor Balfour Beatty have donated 20 bicycles to the Selby Trust in Tottenham, ensuring that they enjoy a new lease of life within the local community for years to come. The bikes had seen their service...

An engineering legacy: National Grid’s Energy Education Centre closes after inspiring thousands

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The educational centre in Willesden was set up as part of National Grid’s £1 billion London Power Tunnels project The centre was visited by over 8,000 pupils from schools across the capital during its five years in operation Run and...

LPT Energisation

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February 2016 was a momentous month for the London Power Tunnels Project with the successful operational handover of the first phase of the project. This milestone encompasses energisation of the cable between existing substations at Willesden and St John’s Wood...

LPT Community Clear Up Day

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Volunteers from National Grid have spent a day helping to improve the local environment near to their London Power Tunnels project headquarters on Channel Gate Road in Willesden. Working with The Island Triangle Residents’ Association (TITRA), a group that represents...

National Grid holds road safety event at Our Lady’s Primary School

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National Grid has held an outdoor event for pupils in Camden to teach them about the importance of road safety. An enormous heavy goods vehicle (HGV) was driven into the school’s playground, with a National Grid instructor providing 10-11 year...

Electric Avenue: National Grid hosts a MAD Science day at Montem Primary School

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National Grid is delighted to have visited Montem Primary School in Islington, on Friday 9th October, to host a MAD Science workshop to teach their pupils all about electricity. During the workshop, pupils were introduced to their very own MAD...

London Power Tunnels: Transformer Delivery to new Highbury Substation

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On Sunday 25 October an electricity transformer, the size of a large truck will be delivered to National Grid’s new Highbury Substation, on Seven Sisters Road, Islington. This very large piece of electrical equipment was built in Germany and arrived...

Rising to The Challenge: National Grid teams up with community charities

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This summer, National Grid teamed up with The Challenge to help deliver the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. The Challenge looks to connect and inspire young people to strengthen their community links and develop their understanding of industry. National Grid hosted numerous groups of 15-17 year-olds...