Celebrating World Environment Day at Wild Aldhurst

By Rebecca Sodeinde | Published on 9 June 2023 | 2 min read

Sizewell B and Sizewell C welcomed 50 students from eight Suffolk schools to the visitors centre and Wild Aldhurst on Monday to celebrate World Environment Day. The Group were from the Evolution Academy Trust of schools and were holding the first ever pupil parliament at Wild Aldhurst, engaging the students in the eco-friendly agenda of the Trust.

The students learnt about the sustainability of nuclear power, before exploring the Wild Aldhurst site and seeking out the nature it supports. Students saw a variety of species, some endangered including snakes, marsh harriers and sky larks.

School children learning about the natural world at Wild Aldhurst

By lowering carbon emissions and mitigating the devastating impact of climate change on biodiversity, nuclear energy will help to protect the natural environment. Sizewell C is also working to create habitats where wildlife can thrive and has committed to deliver a net gain of 19% to biodiversity. The completed nuclear-licensed site will cover 69 hectares – less than 0.2% of the total area of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB.

Julia Pyke, Sizewell C MD said, “The reason we’re working at Sizewell C is because we all care passionately about the environment. Our mission is to make electricity with very low land use, which leaves the maximum amount of room for nature and agriculture while providing increased biodiversity.”

Mrs Williams – Coldfair Green Primary – was the organiser from the schools.


  1. Angel Road Primary School
  2. Costessey Primary School
  3. Coldfair Green Primary School
  4. Eaton Primary School
  5. Bignold Primary School
  6. Elm Tree Primary School
  7. Dell Primary School
  8. Poplars Primary School
Posted by Rebecca Sodeinde

Rebecca is Sizewell C's Digital Communications Manager