HORIZON NEWS - 01.12.2017

Ysgol y Tywyn receives charitable donation from Horizon Nuclear Power

Primary school pupils from Ysgol y Tywyn will be able to learn more about the good life, thanks to a donation from Horizon Nuclear Power.
Ysgol y Tywyn has been awarded with funding from Horizon’s Charitable Donations, Community Support and Sponsorship scheme to replace its existing chicken coop with a larger model, giving the school’s feathered residents more space to roam.
The school has also improved its outdoor classroom to teach its pupils, aged 3-11, about growing vegetables and fruit and has recently been awarded a Level 2 award from The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). The garden helps pupils develop skills that can be used at home and throughout their lives, including growing, harvesting and cooking their own produce and looking after the four chickens, keeping them healthy and collecting eggs.
Mr Emyr Williams, Headteacher at Ysgol y Tywyn, said: “We’re thrilled to have been given funding from Horizon, as we’ve been able to buy a bigger home for our chickens, giving them more space to move.
“The pupils love looking after them and collecting the eggs, so it’s a popular project that the whole school gets involved with. It’s also great for the health and well-being of our pupils, as it has a beneficial effect on both their emotional and behavioural development. It’s not only good to get outside, but they’re learning new skills and understanding what it means to look after the chickens and the wider garden. We were so excited to move the chickens into their new home.”
Delyth Owen, Community Involvement Officer at Horizon, said: “We’re very happy to have been able to support Ysgol y Tywyn. It’s lovely to see how passionate the staff, parents and pupils are about the garden, and we hope they’re able to look after chickens for many years to come as a result of this donation.”
For more information contact:
Richard Foxhall – 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.
  • More information on Horizon’s Charitable Donations, Community Support & Sponsorship scheme is available on its website: www.horizonnuclearpower.com/about/community-support.
  • To find out more about Horizon Nuclear Power, visit www.horizonnuclearpower.com, email wylfaenquiries@horizonnuclearpower.com, call 0800 954 9516, or follow Horizon on Twitter @horizonnuclear and Instagram ‘horizonnuclear’.