Christmas came early for one lucky girl at St Peter’s School in Scarborough this week.
Lucy Raven aged 9, was the lucky winner of a Scarborough Athletic shirt after entering a competition on the Third Energy stand at Scarborough Engineering Week – North Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of engineering and technology career opportunities.
Lucy correctly identified what year the Knapton Generating Station opened and how electricity was produced and her name was drawn out of hundreds of entries to receive the prize.
Shaun Zablocki, operations manager at Knapton-based Third Energy said: “As official shirt sponsors of Scarborough Athletic, we are delighted to be able to present Lucy with this shirt.
“Hopefully, as a result of Scarborough Engineering Week we will see some of these youngsters in a few years’ time taking up engineering positions in a booming Yorkshire gas industry.”
Nick Finch, commercial director at Scarborough Athletic added: “As a community club, it’s great to see youngsters showing such an interest in both the club and local businesses. Scarborough Engineering Week is a great local initiative we support”
Scarborough Engineering Week attracted over 3,000 pupils from across North Yorkshire. Visitors to the Third Energy stand were able to learn about the history of gas production and electricity in North Yorkshire and also try out a computer simulation of power production in the UK which involved trying to balance energy stability against CO2 emissions.
“Scarborough Engineering Week is a great way to showcase local engineering opportunities to young people” said Mr Zablocki. “As a local business which spends nearly £1m a year in the local supply chain, attracting and retaining talented local youngsters is very important to us.”