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Y5 development site visit

On Wednesday 19th April, Year 5 were very lucky to visit an important local development site on Shrewsbury Avenue (on the old Pedigree Petfood Site) - ISG Contractors and Crown invited the year group to visit the working building site for a new aluminium can production line.  ISG provided us with full PPE including safety boots, high-vis vests, goggles, hard hats and ear defenders, as well as a bag of promotional items, all of which the children were able to take home! On arrival at the site we were welcomed by many members of the site team, were given lots of amazing information from not only the building site managers Neal and Antonio, but also the project manager Tony, head of HR Joanne and the overall site manager from Trebor, Glen.

The children discovered what happens before a project starts to ensure the local wildlife and ecology is not impacted, how staff are recruited and trained and how the fully automated production line and storage facility will operate. We were then given a guided tour of the site and were able to talk to many specialist contractors about their role in completing this massive project.  We learned many facts about the energy consumed and used our maths skills to work out the exact amount of cans that can be produced every year… at 2,800 cans per minute, per production line, this is a huge calculation.

We will be writing detailed blogs on what we have learned and making sure we include as many details as we can, as well as discussing potential career opportunities in our PSHE lessons… you may find you have a budding CAD Designer or Project Manager on your hands!

We are very thankful to ISG for the opportunity and are looking forward to revisiting the site next year, when the product line is completed and running at full capacity.