27 June 2011

Shoreham Port has hosted five school trips over the past week for pupils from Glebe, Eastbrook and St Augustine’s Primary School. Eight port staff dedicated time to show the pupils around their local port. The trips were a great success and ex Board Member, Brian Blundell commented on how genuinely enthusiastic and fun to be with the pupils were, despite the mixed weather!

The children went on a tour around the port including a visit to Shoreham Harbour Radio, the ports traffic management and information service. The children learnt about the meteorological and navigation equipment and enjoyed watching the large cargo ships and fishing trawlers coming through the lock gates.  Pupils had the chance to climb on board the tug 'Adurni' and saw the nautical charts used for navigation. In the dive store many of the pupils were keen to try on the diving helmets and learn about the breathing apparatus and other specialised diving equipment.

A year five pupil from Eastbrook Primary school said “I loved trying on the diving equipment and didn’t expect it to be so heavy”.  Another pupil commented they “loved being on the Tug boat and seeing all the equipment”.  Eastbrook Primary School teacher, Miss Sinclair said that “the trip co-insides with the school topic for this term – Titanic, so it has been really valuable for the children to see a working commercial port and put their learning into context”.

Shoreham Port is committed to supporting the community and raising its profile within the local area. If you would like to arrange a visit to the port please email ngoldsbrough@shoreham-port.co.uk.

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