Elmwood School visits Pentalver Cannock

Elmwood School visits Pentalver Cannock

Elmwood school visited Pentalver Cannock during out and about lessons. This is to help provide experience for the children of real work places and an idea of the container industry.

Pupils were welcomed and hosted by general manager Nick Matthews. The students were shown a video in the Pentalver boardroom at Cannock before visiting the yard with over 2000 forty foot containers. During this yard visit Nick explained the heavy lifting reach stackers lift the containers on and off lorries depending on customers’ requirements. The students also walked inside of a dry container and a reefer container.

Pentalver Cannock operates 150 vehicles daily; students were shown a loaded truck and learnt about the stopping distances and blind spots which drivers must be aware of. The children were then invited to sit in the truck cab and had a short transportation around the circuit. Every student left Pentalver with an Elmwood high vis vest, hard hat, Pentalver pen and toy truck. The visit also encouraged students to want to drive cranes and trucks in the future which is a wonderful to see after teaching them about the container industry.

A big thank you to Nick Matthews for arranging the visit and to all the staff and students who came to visit Pentalver Cannock, we hope you enjoyed your visit and learnt a lot about the working environment!