Mine site visit a first for Moranbah students
Moranbah State High School pupils were the first students to visit Peabody’s Moorvale Mine.
Peabody took 18 year-7 students and their teacher on a tour of the mine as part of the school’s Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) activities.
“Peabody is a proud supporter of the QMEA and this event gives students the opportunity to see firsthand how a mine site operates and the types of occupations and positions available,” said Peabody’s President Australia, George J. Schuller Jr.
“Very often students have limited understanding of the wide range of careers in the resources sector and we’re hoping this event will open their eyes to the many possibilities,” he said.
Moranbah State High School’s Principal Andrew Wright said it was an excellent way to help bring classroom learning to life.
“Seeing the practical application of subjects like science, technology engineering and maths can really make a difference to educational outcomes,” he said.