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School visit to the hydro

‘What happens if a fish wants to go down the fish pass?’ ‘Where does this river go?’ ‘Has anyone ever fallen in the fish pass?’ These were some of the questions from an enthusiastic Year 3 class that visited the hydro on 24 May. The 30 pupils from St Andrews’ C of E Primary School in Headington had been studying renewable energy in class, and were well informed.

Saskya Huggins pointed out the old Osney Power Station (coal-fired from 1892 to 1968) as they walked down the river to the lock. The students took turns to stand on the walkway and watch the Archimedes screw turn as Saskya explained how the hydro worked. They were also shown the fish pass and the solar panels, and tried out the sundial.

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