Nurturing young bright minds

The team at Altona Refinery are always eager to engage with the local community and in particular with local children who have surprisingly inquisitive minds.

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Nurturing young bright minds

This was evident when the Altona Refinery received a call from a teacher at One Tree Kinder, who was eager to organise a visit from a refinery team member to answer a question many of the kids had been asking: “What are those giant candles in the distance?”

To answer this question, Safety Adviser Mark Robertson visited the kindergarten to talk about what happens at the refinery.

Armed with a bucket full of protective equipment, Mark ran two science focused sessions for the kinder kids including a presentation on how to make jet fuel and what it is that people do at the refinery. Mark also answered a wide range of questions from the kinder kids along with their grade 5 buddies who joined the second session.

Mark looks forward to visiting One Tree Kinder again in the near future.

Photo — Safety Adviser Mark Robertson visited One Tree Kindergarten recently to discuss how Altona Refinery meets Victoria's fuel needs.

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