The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue’s School Mine Tours Program is on the road for 2019.
The School Mine Tours Program will see 18 schools from the Muswellbrook-Singleton area tour 13 Upper Hunter mines. The schedule includes 21 tours across the year with about 800 Year 5 and Year 8/9 students participating.
May kicked off the 2019 tours program with three mines hosting tours from four schools – Mt Pleasant Public School students toured Glendell Mine, Australian Christian College, Singleton, visited Hunter Valley Operations and St Joseph’s Primary School, Denman, and Pacific Brook Christian School pupils travelled to Bengalla Mine.
The Dialogue tours program aims to offer a fact-based, first-hand educational experience to teach local students about the impacts and benefits of coal mining in the Upper Hunter.
The Dialogue offers the free tours to all schools in the Singleton-Muswellbrook educational catchment and the program uses educational materials and messaging developed by a Dialogue working group made up of teachers, community members and industry and local government representatives.