Yorkshire school-children take part in P&O Ferry experience

60 school-children from Bay Primary School in Bridlington, Yorkshire have taken part in a special P&O Ferries and Associated British Ports (ABP) experience.

The groups first received a bespoke interactive tour around either the Pride of Hull or the Pride of Rotterdam ferry.

Each tour had been specifically designed for their age-range and featured plenty of fun activities and discussion points to keep them focused and engaged.

It served to give them an idea of the kind of career opportunities which are available within the cruise industry and the particular skills required to make a living within it.

They were then treated to a similarly fun tour around the ABP building in Grimsby to learn about the history of the Humber estuary and its continuing importance in today’s society.

The trips were the brainchild of local accountancy firm Lloyd Dowson and East Yorkshire Children’s University and were done to “help raise the aspirations of local children in Bridlington.”

“I feel it’s important to build strong business links to illustrate local industry to the children, and for them to meet great role models from the world of work who can talk about career opportunities on their doorstep,” said Lisa Whitton, East Riding Manager of East Yorkshire Children’s University.

Source: Yorkshire Coast Radi