Thomas Eaton pupils get tour of Knowles Transport’s yard after presenting model lorry
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Pupils were given a tour of a Fenland haulage firm yesterday when they presented a model lorry made by a parent.
Year 5 and 6 children at Thomas Eaton Primary School, Wimblington, enjoyed a trip around Knowles Transport’s yard in one of the company’s cabs.
While they were there, the children presented a model lorry made from recycled materials to staff at the haulage firm.
As well as the Knowles lorry, pupils showed of Christmas lorries they made from Coca-Cola boxes as part of a design and technology project.
In return, Knowles general manager Mark Hubbard gave the school a model replica of a Knowles lorry in box and a selection box.
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Year 6 teacher Sue Mayern said: “The Puffins class were asked to make a lorry out of junk. They had to decide which box would be suitable, measure the wheels and so on.
“One of the pupil’s parents heard about the project and made a Knowles lorry.
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“It is really nice to be able to build links with an established business in the village and the children loved getting to go in one of their cabs and have a trip around the yard.”
Knowles Transport is a third-generation family business which was founded in 1932.