Horizon’s adds former teacher to its education programme

Former chemistry teacher Awen Ashworth has joined Horizon Nuclear Power’s Futures team as the company continues to invest in education and skills development.

Awen recently joined Horizon’s ‘Futures’ education team, which aims to engage young people in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, supporting the programme’s primary outreach work.

As a former Ysgol David Hughes teacher in Menai Bridge and a laboratory supervisor at Siemens in Llanberis, Awen will help shape Horizon’s primary school outreach, bringing STEM subjects to a younger audience – particularly Foundation and Key Stage 2 pupils. Alongside delivering lessons in schools across the region, Awen will also help create all-new teaching material so younger pupils, their parents and teachers can start to explore the world of STEM and the exciting possibilities it can offer.

Claire Burgess, Education Programme Coordinator at Horizon, said; “Awen is a great addition to our growing team, and we’re delighted she’s joined us.”

“We know inspiring a curiosity in our surroundings at a young age encourages creativity later in life, so Awen’s experience and focus on expanding our Futures programme at primary level will help to build primary students’ skills now and into the future. We’re looking forward to meeting parents, teachers and pupils – who knows, they could go on to be the Generation Director at Wylfa Newydd in the future!”