Queensferry Crossing (Forth Replacement Crossing Project) Educational Visit

Queensferry 010On Wednesday 24 February, a group of S4-S6 pupils who are interested in engineering enjoyed a visit to the Queensferry  Crossing. The Queensferry Crossing, also known as the Forth Replacement Crossing Project, is the biggest transport infrastructure project in Scotland for a generation and pupils were afforded the opportunity to experience a site visit as well as a visit to a dedicated contact and education centre. During the site tour, pupils were able to participate in a tour of the Marine Yard at the Port of Rosyth, North Abutment at North Queensferry and the South Approach Viaduct at Inchgarvie House area. Pupils were also advised by a team of specialist engineers with a passion for civil engineering. In addition, pupils were able to visit the education and exhibition area which provides an excellent learning environment with bridge models, information boards, audio visual resources, interactive challenges and spectacular panoramic views of the Forth bridges.  The pupils commented that the visit was very enjoyable but also very relevant, rewarding and helped to contextualise learning within the Design and Technology classroom.  We would like to thank Elaine Barrie (Transport Scotland) as well as Sarah Breen, Aidan Merrilees and Paul Mills (site engineers) for their input on the day.  More photographs can be viewed here.