TWELVE Year 7 students from Hassenbrook School in Stanford-Le-Hope had the opportunity to visit the ‘DP World’ London Gateway Port in Coryton this week. A team of engineers and apprentices, supervised by Greg Cooper from Laing O’Rourke welcomed them to the site to enjoy a day with an environmental focus.
Following a safety talk on site and being informed about the work that the engineers have been doing to construct the new port, students donned the necessary safety gear to actually start work. Wearing hard hat, safety glasses, gloves and high visibility tops they embarked on improving the site environment by completing a planting scheme which was complemented by the construction of wormerys’ to recycle food waste and produce fertiliser for the flower beds.
Mrs Michelle Sparks, Teacher of Science at Hassenbrook School said, ‘The engineers made the day interesting, fun and very informative. The students returned to Hassenbrook, dirty, exhausted but thrilled with their achievements. This is a new partnership we have forged with Laing O’Rourke and we eagerly anticipate working on the next project planned to enhance our students learning. As a Technology College the input a multi-national company can offer our school is of huge benefit to the students and we are grateful for the time and effort they have put in to making this day a success.’