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​Gladstone students hit the harbour

31 May 2018

More than 150 students have spent a morning out on the water, as part of Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) first School Harbour Tour.

The Year 6 students and their teachers spent one and a half hours learning about “GPC – who we are and what we do.”

GPC CEO Peter O’Sullivan said the feedback from the students and teachers involved was extremely positive.

“The students were able to venture out of the classroom and learn from real world examples, making the tour a truly worthwhile experience,” Mr O’Sullivan said.

“The tour was also beneficial in educating the next generation on the importance of ports, the role they play, and the need to ensure the longevity of such an intergenerational asset in the community.

“It was also an opportunity to view Gladstone’s magnificent harbour up close, as well as some of the major industries located here.”

People, Community and Sustainability General Manager Rowen Winsor said the program delivers education opportunities for students through direct alignment with Year 6 curriculum outcomes, particularly in Humanities and Social Sciences.

“The Harbour Tour gives the students a true insight into an operation that draws on environmental sustainability, the economy, history and the community,” Ms Winsor said.

“The Harbour Tour gives the students a true insight into our operations, celebrating our history and ongoing support of the community, economy and environmental sustainability.”

Builyan State School, St Francis Catholic Primary School, St Johns The Baptist Primary School, Trinity College, Yarwun State School, Ubobo State School and Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School were part of the harbour tour.

It is the first of two to be held during the year.


Students boarding GPC’s School Harbour Tour


Students observing at coal ship berthed at RG Tanna Coal Terminal

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