20 May 2010

A total of 52 pupils from Glebe Primary School year-one in Southwick, had a fun packed morning at Shoreham Port on Wednesday last week.

The Harbour Master and nine Shoreham Port staff took time out of their busy schedule to organise a tour and to show the pupils the everyday activities within the Port, including  a visit to the Pilots and Radio Operators main hub at Shoreham Harbour Radio's control station. Pupils had the chance to climb on board the tug 'Adurni' and watch many of the big cargo ships and fishing trawlers coming through the lock gates.  

Keith Wadey, Assistant Port Engineer and the man in charge of the diving team took the time to show the pupils how the diving team equipment is used, and even some of the children were keen to try on the diving helmets and learn about the breathing apparatus. The Teacher and Teaching Assistants' were pleased to see the children happily enjoying themselves and said, 'The children had a brilliant time and the next day they did some of the best writing they've done all year!  They really enjoyed their day, and each of the parents who accompanied them said what a wonderful time they'd had, and we were grateful for the hospitality of the Port Staff, who encourged them to put their artistic skills to the test'.