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SP Energy Networks launches power safety competition for schools across England, Scotland and Wales

To report a power cut or damage to electricity power lines or substations, call the new national Freephone number 105.

powerwiseWe’ve just launched this year’s PowerWise Champions competition with 3,000 primary schools across our networks in England, Scotland and Wales to raise awareness of power cut safety as we head into the winter months.

PowerWise Champions is an initiative from SP Energy Networks which encourages pupils to learn about the importance of electricity and staying safe around it through a free online educational resource which is available to teachers, parents and kids.

The competition gives a school lesson on power safety using the online resources. Pupils complete a drawing challenge to win their school an iPad mini, a visit from an SP Energy Networks engineer and the chance to be part of an exciting power safety video which will become an online tool for next year’s resources.

SP Energy Networks is also encouraging schools to nominate their PowerWise Champion – a pupil representative who will be a power safety ambassador for their school and able to advise their friends on how to behave and what to do in the event of a power cut.

PowerWise is a free teaching resource available to school teachers to help educate pupils on the importance of electricity and staying safe around it. All lesson ideas are interactive, engaging and linked to English, Welsh and Scottish curricula. Teachers and parents can register to access the free resources at

The competition closes on Monday, 19 December. Competition packs can be downloaded here.  For more information on PowerWise, visit

All entries should be sent by email to or by post to:

SP Energy Networks
c/o Stripe Communications
86/3 Commercial Quay

We look forward to seeing all of your entries!



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