Ambassadors of Hull

Aims

  • To become familiar with Hull city centre and its many historical locations.
  • To learn about the role of an ambassador and what the term means.
  • To be able to name historic and current ambassadors of Hull and explain why they are important to our history.
  • To build children’s enthusiasm in the City of Hull so they feel ownership for their city.
  • To encourage children to continue to research the history of their city and have a desire to contribute to its future.
  • To feel a sense of pride about the city that they live in.

The Visit

  • Morning workshop at the KC Learning Zone with group discussions about Hull’s history, future plans and developments, famous landmarks and people who have influenced the city’s development over the centuries.
  • Field research (supervised and supported), going out into the city centre with questionnaires, asking people’s views of the city and why Hull is important as a city and as a Port.
  • Further workshops compiling the information from the surveys and feeding back to the whole group.
  • Treasure hunt—further fieldwork following the ‘Ambassador Trail’.
  • Final group discussions about Hull’s heritage and history and City of Culture.

Ambassadors of Bridlington

Aims

  • To become familiar with Bridlington and its many historical locations
  • To learn about the role of an ambassador and what the term means
  • To be able to name historic and current ambassadors of Bridlington and explain why they are important to its history
  • To build children’s enthusiasm for the town of Bridlington so they feel a sense of ownership and pride
  • To encourage children to continue to research the history of their town and have a desire to contribute to its future

The Visit

  • Morning workshop at Brid Spa with group discussions about Bridlington’s history, famous landmarks and people who have influenced the town’s development over the centuries
  • Field research (supervised) outside to ask the public’s views of the town and why Bridlington is important
  • Further workshop to compile the information from the surveys and feedback to the group
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon walking tour of key historical sites in Bridlington
  • Final group discussions about Bridlington’s heritage and history

Trawling from Hull

Aims

  • To understand what trawling is
  • To understand what life was like on a trawler
  • To understand why water is so important to Hull
  • To name some sea creatures caught by trawlers
  • To understand the dangers of trawling
  • To feel a sense of pride about Hull’s fishing history
  • To consider the future industry of Hull

 

Itinerary

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Quiz the public
  • Internet research on life aboard a trawler
  • Guess the sea creatures activity
  • Internet research on the Triple Trawler Tragedy
  • Lunch
  • City centre walk to find out about Hull’s trawling past
  • Present research findings
  • Certificates and closing

ABP races for a wheely worthy cause!

ABP Hull staff enjoyed a rip-roaring success as not only did they cross the finish line in second place at a popular kart race, The Soapbox Derby,  but they also raised funds for local underprivileged children.

Kind-hearted staff based at the Port of Hull raised over £1,400 for Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Children’s University to enable local little ones to take part in an educational trip to London.

The aptly named Hi-Viz crew were awarded Best Corporate team and overall second place with a time of 35 minutes and 26 seconds at the annual event near the Humber Bridge. With the help of Drury Engineering, they built the kart from scratch and already have plans in place for next year’s event!

Glenn Silburn, ABP Maintenance Manager, led the build and supported the team on the day. He said: “Not only did we have fantastic fun, but more importantly we are enabling local children to have opportunities and to be inspired by trips they might not have necessarily had the chance to take part in.

“We’re already looking forward to next year’s event and to raise even more funds for local charitable causes.”

Matty Howland, ABP Source to Pay Lead, raced at the event, he added: “There was plenty of excitement behind the wheel, however the most thrilling part is to achieve this full-filling end result.”

The leading port operator, ABP, already has ties with HEY as they offer regular trips to children around the port estate and have donated £5,000 this year to become Silver Partners with the local charity.

Rosanna James, Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University Partnership Manager, said: “We are extremely grateful to ABP for their continued support for our charity and we feel very lucky to be able to work with such a kind group of people to help inspire local children.

The money raised from the Soapbox Derby will fund the delivery of a London Experience for a class of children, giving them their very first trip out of Hull!

Simon Bird, ABP Humber Director, concluded: “We encourage staff to support the community as much as possible and this is a fantastic example of just some of our many commendable projects.”

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