11 students from year 10 of Milford Haven Secondary School are heading to Southampton University this July to take part in the BG Earth and Marine Summer School, organised by Dragon LNG and one of its Shareholders. This is the second year that Dragon LNG has been able to send pupils from Pembrokeshire on the fully funded trip but this time it is a younger age group which has been targeted. The trip was previously aimed at A Level students. The Darwin Experience is helping Dragon LNG with the arrangements and plans to stay in contact with the students after the summer school. Dave Clee and Rod Francis of Milford Haven Secondary school have been coordinating the students within the school.
Like the Darwin Experience, the summer school focuses on the STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These subjects are key to a career in industry and engineering. Marten Lewis, Executive Director of the Darwin Experience said ‘Both the students I have spoken to, who have been on the BG Earth and Science Summer School before, said they loved it. Because of the trip they have both changed their career plans and one changed the subjects they were studying. By targeting the children at a younger age it enables them to choose more appropriate A Levels to enable them to pursue their career of choice.’
Karen Wood, PR Manager for Dragon LNG added ‘For school pupils in Pembrokeshire it is fantastic when any opportunities for them to take part in events outside the county come up. We are delighted to be able to offer this again and to be able to give these pupils a chance to take part in hands on workshops they possibly would not encounter in a normal school day.’
A welcome evening was held at Dragon LNG in Waterston for all the students attending the summer school, along with their parents, to meet some students from last year as well as Marten from the Darwin Experience and members of staff from Dragon LNG.