Households make a splash at water themed summer season occasions at Drax’s Skylark Centre

The occasions, occurring each Wednesday and Thursday, have been attend by a whole lot of native households. The ultimate classes will happen on the twenty third and twenty fourth of August and the thirtieth and thirty first.

Dad and mom and youngsters have been in a position to take part in a wide range of enjoyable actions run by Drax’s Skylark Centre guests group together with making bubble artwork, establishing water runs, making foil boats, bubble wands, woodland walks, water quizzes and ‘sink or float’ experiments with fruit and veggies.

The Skylark Centre hosts many free occasions all year long for the area people and the annual summer season programme is a key a part of Drax Energy Station’s neighborhood calendar.

The character reserve was developed by Drax within the early Seventies, it’s now residence to a wide range of wildlife and can also be a beneficial instructional useful resource for colleges, faculties and native nature teams.

Nick Robinson, Neighborhood and Schooling Group Chief at Drax Energy Station, stated: “The summer season household occasions on the Skylark Centre are an annual spotlight for our group. It’s unbelievable to see dad and mom and youngsters of all ages making a splash taking part in our water themed actions and having fun with the pure surrounds of the centre. There will probably be lots extra nice occasions developing within the subsequent few months, together with Halloween and Christmas, and we look ahead to seeing everybody once more then.”


Pic caption 1: Sink or float experiment lead by schooling officer Leigh Hogan, pictured with Kirsty Swales and son Ted (7).

Pic caption 2: Freyja Waddington (4) makes some blow artwork.

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Drax Group’s objective is to allow a zero carbon, decrease value vitality future and in 2019 introduced a world-leading ambition to be carbon unfavorable by 2030, utilizing bioenergy with carbon seize and storage (BECCS) expertise.

Drax’s round 3,000 staff function throughout three principal areas of exercise – electrical energy technology, electrical energy gross sales to enterprise clients and compressed wooden pellet manufacturing and provide to 3rd events. For extra data go to

Energy technology:

Drax owns and operates a portfolio of renewable electrical energy technology property in England and Scotland. The property embody the UK’s largest energy station, primarily based at Selby, North Yorkshire, which provides 5 % of the nation’s electrical energy wants.

Having transformed Drax Energy Station to make use of sustainable biomass as a substitute of coal it has grow to be the UK’s greatest renewable energy generator and the biggest decarbonisation venture in Europe. It’s also the place Drax is piloting the groundbreaking unfavorable emissions expertise BECCS inside its CCUS (Carbon Seize Utilisation and Storage) Incubation Space.

Its pumped storage, hydro and vitality from waste property in Scotland embody Cruachan Energy Station – a versatile pumped storage facility throughout the hollowed-out mountain Ben Cruachan.

The Group additionally goals to construct on its BECCS innovation at Drax Energy Station with a goal to ship 4 million tonnes of unfavorable CO2 emissions annually from new-build BECCS exterior of the UK by 2030 and is at present creating fashions for North American and European markets.

Pellet manufacturing and provide:

The Group has 19 operational pellet vegetation and developments with nameplate manufacturing capability of round 5 million tonnes a 12 months.

Drax is focusing on 8 million tonnes of manufacturing capability by 2030, which would require the event of over 3 million tonnes of recent biomass pellet manufacturing capability. The pellets are produced utilizing supplies sourced from sustainably managed working forests and are equipped to 3rd occasion clients in Europe and Asia for the technology of renewable energy.

Drax’s pellet vegetation provide biomass used at its personal energy station in North Yorkshire, England to generate versatile, renewable energy for the UK’s houses and companies, and likewise to clients in Europe and Asia.


Drax provides renewable electrical energy to UK companies, providing a variety of energy-related providers together with vitality optimisation, in addition to electrical automobile technique and administration.

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