Geomarine recently attended an event where 95 year 6 students representing all of the Island's Primary Schools had the challenge to construct cranes to replace blocks on a scale breakwater that represented the Alderney Breakwater. The event was run by Ladies College in combination with CIGPE Channel Island Group of Professional Engineers representing the Institution of Civil Engineers SW region.
The students learnt about breakwaters and the principles of engineering whilst discovering how things work and how hard it is to make things balance. As well as sponsoring the event, Geomarine staff acted as mentors, along with other industry volunteers, to help the students with their construction.
Alderney Breakwater was chosen as a topic to celebrate its inclusion in the ICE’s 200 recognised projects for its bicentenary this year. We are very proud to have the Channel Islands recognised in this and CIGPE and Geomarine will be in Alderney later this week as part of the celebration.
Special guest, Professor Guy Claxton who was in the Island to talk to education professionals about the Power of Learning also attended.