Learning about plastic materials and how they are moulded into housewares was brought to life recently for a party of schoolchildren, who visited What More UK in Altham, Lancashire.
27 pupils from Read St. John C.E. Primary School in Read, Lancashire, were invited to the manufacturing plant to see how the raw materials they had been learning about in the classroom, were turned in to a wide range of plastic products.
The children toured the factory and watched machinery as it heated up raw materials with colouring agents, which was then pushed in to a mould, with the finished item coming off the production line.
Class teacher Mrs Casson said: “Our pupils have been learning about the different types of plastic in their science lessons, but it’s great for them to actually see it happening. They really appreciated being allowed in to a real working factory and enjoyed the visit enormously.”
All the children were given their own high visibility jackets and temporary I.D. cards. When it was time to leave, each was presented with some Wham products, an activity pack, and stickers featuring the company mascot ‘Corky’.
Established in 1999, What More UK is a leading manufacturer of plastic housewares, gardening and storage products, under the brand name WHAM.