HORIZON NEWS - 06.06.2017

Ysgol Tudno Llandudno students hit the airwaves after regional radio competition win

Primary school students from Ysgol Tudno in Llandudno have won Horizon Nuclear Power’s competition to have their voices heard on the radio.
Delivered in collaboration with UCreate, primary and secondary schools across Anglesey and North Wales were challenged by Horizon to think about what a new power station project might mean for local communities and encourage people to take part in consultation for the Wylfa Newydd Project.
 
Pupils were asked to research the Project and bring their own journalistic ideas to the power station development on Anglesey to create a 60 second feature on a topic they found interesting. The winning students at Ysgol Tudno Llandudno chose the environment as one of their areas of interest, exploring how the Wylfa Newydd team is working to protect the environment, while developing the multi-billion pound Project.
 
The students have now recorded their feature which will be played on Capital FM Llandudno from Tuesday 6 June to Sunday 11 June.
 
Claire Burgess, Horizon’s Education Programme Co-ordinator, said: “We were overwhelmed by the high standard of entries, which made the judging really challenging. With a shortlist of four entries we put it to a public vote through social media and Ysgol Tudno were the eventual winners, with students from Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern and Ysgol Cwm y Glo fielding strong entries too.
 
“What really stood out for the judges was how the students tackled a complex subject such as the environment and backed up their work with their own research about the kind of questions local people might want to ask as part of the consultation. We’d like to congratulate the students from Ysgol Tudno on a well-deserved win, and we look forward to hearing their work on the radio.”
 
Derfel Thomas, teacher at Ysgol Tudno Llandudno added: “We were ecstatic when we learned the students had won.  They put so much time and energy into their submission and we’re delighted to see that their hard work has paid off.”
 
As well as hearing their voices on the radio, the students also won a new iPad for the school. Two groups of students from Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern and a group from Ysgol Cwm y Glo, near Caernarfon, were runners up in the competition and were also awarded iPads last year.
 
To listen to the winning submissions tune into Capital FM Llandudno from Tuesday 6 June to Sunday 11 June between 4pm and 8pm.
 
For more information about Wylfa Newydd and the opportunities it will bring, visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com, call the freephone information line on 0800 954 9516, or email wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com.
 
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For more information contact:
 
Richard Foxhall - on 07807 769265 or richard.foxhall@horizonnuclearpower.com
 
Notes to editors:
 
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. The company was acquired by Hitachi Ltd of Japan in November 2012.
     
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.