Rampion Windfarm Trip

Rampion Windfarm Trip

 

Ratton School departed for the Rampion Offshore Windfarm on Thursday 16th November. Eleven students visited the site of the newly built windfarm located 13km from the coast in Newhaven. The students were dressed head to toe in same protective gear that the engineers wear every day and were welcomed aboard one of their sea vessels, the ‘C Wind Sword’. After their induction on the boat the students lent a hand in one of the windfarm's evacuation drills strapping up a construction worker in a stretcher and ensuring he could be safety lifted from one of the 116 wind turbines on the farm. The captains on the sea vessels got their orders from the Ratton students on that day as one student told the boat dubbed "Wildcat" to "proceed to wind turbine India 07". The day ended with one of the sites engineers explaining how the wind turbines can generate enough energy to power half the homes in East Sussex. The students loved the trip and have come away with some real experience of how we are moving towards a greener future.

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