Pupils part of the future of energy

Schools invited to create T-pylon time capsules

This year will see T-pylons start to go up  as part of the new, high voltage Hinkley Connection and we are inviting schools closest to the T-pylon route to be a part of this world-first.

We’ve invited local schools to create time capsules that will be placed inside one of the 116 new T-pylons – the first ever to feature on National Grid’s network.

James Goode, Hinkley Connection Project Director, said: “T-pylons are an exciting part of the future of energy. They will connect new sources of green and low carbon energy to homes and businesses and will help us to meet our country’s Net Zero ambitions. We want to hear how children see their future and capture their dreams and aspirations, to share with future generations.”

“We want to hear how children see their future and capture their dreams and aspirations, to share with future generations.”

The T-Time capsules will be kept sealed for 70 years and returned to the schools to open them 2091.

We’re also providing supporting resources that link in with the national curriculum, and every school which creates a time capsule will receive a model T-pylon and be entered into a draw to win £2,000.