Nuke grads give school kids a blast

Nuclear science graduates have been out inspiring the next generation of would-be boffins. Graduates based at the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) in Bootle, Merseyside have been busy acting as […]

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By Sumit Bose

Nuclear science graduates have been out inspiring the next generation of would-be boffins.

Graduates based at the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) in Bootle, Merseyside have been busy acting as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) ambassadors, visiting local schools.

One of which was Maricourt Catholic High School in Maghull, where the grads talked about their careers in nuclear energy and set up activities and an after work school club for the students aged 14 and 15.

Adriènne Kelbie, Chief Executive of ONR, said: “We have welcomed 14 nuclear graduates in the last two years who help bring fresh vibrancy and enthusiasm to our organisation and the broader nuclear sector.

“An important part of their role is to pass on their knowledge and enthusiasm to the next generation…to encourage participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics while helping build the skills competencies needed in the UK’s nuclear sector.”