Stanton Bonna recently welcomed a very important group of visitors to their site in Ilkeston. The delegation consisted of 16 children aged between 3 and 4 years of age and 2 teachers – all from the Gateway Nursery in Dale Abbey.
The youngsters are working on a theme about water so a visit to Stanton Bonna seemed the obvious choice. They could see how Stanton Bonna’s drainage products help remove waste water from their homes and roads.
Also, some of the children had expressed their wish to visit Stanton Bonna after hearing stories from their older brothers and sisters, who visited some 18 months previously.
Steve Hallam, Operations Support Manager was the site guide for the 30 minute tour. The minibus took the guests and Steve around the site where the children saw lots of activity involved in the everyday workings at Stanton Bonna, including:
- a lorry tipping gravel into a ground hopper ready to be elevated into the concrete batching plant
- a loading shovel moving sand and aggregates
- fork lift trucks and cranes loading products onto lorries for delivery to customers
They then visited the quality control area to see a concrete pipe full of water on the testing machine. The children were also shown a manhole base unit and how water from different pipelines can come through the unit before flowing out to the water treatment works.
Steve Hallam said “They were the youngest visitors I have ever shown around and it was great to see their fascination and enthusiasm”.