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Students take to the sea

More than 460 primary school students from around the region spent a morning on the water last week, as part of Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) School Harbour Tour program.

The year 6 students and their teachers were given a front row seat to the harbour and its surrounding industries while aboard Sealink’s ‘Capricorn Sunrise’, learning about “GPC – who we are and what we do.”

After the successful launch of the program in 2018, GPC Acting CEO Craig Walker said the Corporation saw the opportunity to share real world educational experiences with the students.

“We had more than 300 students gain valuable insight into our port precincts during the first year of the program, and the feedback was extremely positive,” Mr Walker said.

“For us, it is about educating the next generation about the sustainability of the harbour, its history, its environment, its contribution to the economy and its benefits to the community, in a way that complements what they are learning about in the classroom.”

Interested schools for 2020 can contact GPC via email for more information.


Caption: Local students boarding a Sealink’s ‘Capricorn Sunrise’ to learn more about the Port of Gladstone.