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Poplar school given gassy challenge

PUBLISHED: 12:10 28 March 2012

Lena Craddock, 10 and Louis Murphy, 10 learn about the power of gas

Lena Craddock, 10 and Louis Murphy, 10 learn about the power of gas

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A hands-on science lesson went with a whizz-bang when a Poplar school got a visit from the gas man.

Youngsters at St Saviours Primary School, Chrisp Street, used bottles and bloated balloons to learn about the nearby Leven Road Gasworks during the event on Tuesday morning.

The experience was part of the National Grid’s School Power initiative which aims to bring technical subjects to life in the classroom.

Headteacher Barry Porter thanked the National Grid staff for their visit.

“I was really pleased that the team were able to share their knowledge and expertise with the class, the pupils really enjoyed the insight into Poplar’s industrial past.”

The power company spent the past year clearing the Leven Road site ready for a large housing development which will sit alongside the giant gas holders.


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