Teesport Explorers – PD Ports

Our partner, PD Ports, welcomed 250 primary school children to their career event last week, many being from Tees Valley Education. Year 5 children from Dormanstown, Wilton, Brambles and Pennyman spent an afternoon touring the sight, talking to staff and taking part in interactive activities.

Kirsten Donkin, Head of PR, Marketing & Communications at PD Ports, explained why it is so important for businesses to play an active role in promoting their industries.

“At PD Ports, we have always been passionate about inspiring the next generation whether that be through our award-winning apprenticeship programmes or via our co-founded charity, the High Tide Foundation.

“Recently, we have been focussing our efforts on introducing the world of maritime to children as early in their education as possible as we know that has a greater impact and greater change of positively influencing their perceptions when making career choices.

“As Maritime UK’s Business of the Year, we have been delighted to spend Maritime UK week actively promoting opportunities at PD Ports and would encourage any business who can to open their doors and do all that they can to inspire future generations.”

Take a look at what the children got up to below

Dormanstown & Wilton Primary Academy

Brambles Primary Academy


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