Stu­dents gain fur­ther in­sight into Bur­rup

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

Pic­ture: Janet Gethin

Pegs Creek Pri­mary stu­dents Mad­di­son Daw­son, Jada Fleay, Char­lotte Newett and Ken­dall Sher­rard, all 10, at the North West Shelf Project Vis­i­tors Cen­tre.

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