Today Amy’s academically gifted class had an excurision to Wollongong Steelworks, or more properly Bluescope Steel.
We caught the bus and watched a video about the history of the plant, before doning our safety gear for the tour.
It was absolutely fascinating. Unfortunately they have just shut down the blast furnice (due to a drop in orders for steel) but we got to see a slap being rolled out, which was cool. We also drove around much of the area (which is huge) and got to see lots of different areas, including the man-made harbour.
After lunch we drove up to Hill 60, which overlooks much of Wollongong and it’s beaches.
I learnt a lot and am just so glad I got to see the facility that is so integral to Wollongong and it’s history.