Pupils from local primary schools have visited the CATS terminal at Seal Sands to learn about the relationship between nature and industry.
The visits were part of the Children Challenging Industry project, which is coordinated by the Chemical Industry Education Centre at the University of York and hosted in the Tees Valley by the North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC).
The project aims to improve children’s perceptions of industry by bringing classroom-based science activities to life.
Having learned in school about how different industries use water, how to make pipes watertight, how to purify water through filtration and how to cool water, the children were able to see everything they had been taught in the classroom happening in a real working environment. They also visited the reed beds project to see for themselves how industry is working hand in hand with nature.