Students gain further insight into Burrup
Pegs Creek Primary School Year 4 and 5 students visited the North West Shelf Project Visitors Centre last Friday to gain insight into the economic workings of Dampier’s Burrup Peninsula.
The excursion is part of the school’s wider Term 2 Humanities and Social Science program that explores the geography, history and economics of WA settlement, using the Burrup as a local and unique case study.
This particular visit was designed to teach students about the economic and industrial aspects of the area with talks from staff at the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project.
They heard about how and where Woodside finds natural gas around the Burrup, how it is processed and the different products they make.
Some of the students’ parents who work for the company were among the tour leaders and joined the group to talk about the work they do and answer questions.
The Pegs Creek Primary Year 4 and 5 classes have previously learnt about rock art and traditional indigenous cultural practices on the Burrup from renowned archaeologist Ken Mulvaney.
Pegs Creek Primary students Maddison Dawson, Jada Fleay, Charlotte Newett and Kendall Sherrard, all 10, at the North West Shelf Project Visitors Centre.