Posted: Wed 17th Feb 2016

School eco-teams visit Radyr Weir hydro /
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 17th, 2016

Pupils from nearby Primary Schools have been getting a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Radyr Weir hydroelectric scheme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Last week eco-teams from Bryn Deri Primary School and Radyr Primary School were shown around the Radyr Weir project which is expected to generate enough electricity to power 550 homes every year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Transport, Planning and Sustainability, Cllr Ramesh Patel said: “It’s great that schools are already engaging with this exciting project even before it officially opens this Spring. I encourage other schools from across the city to arrange a visit and go and see this impressive scheme. I firmly believe that when the information boards and picnic area are completed Radyr Weir hydro will be an ideal location for both educational and recreational activities.”
The pupils were shown the two impressive Archimedean screw turbines and a fish pass, complete with resting pools, which allow migratory fish to swim upriver to spawn. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Both schools are committed to environmental education and are previous winners of the British Gas Green Generation award. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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