Northern Marine opens its doors to school pupils

30th Apr 2019

Glasgow primary school pupils were welcomed into Northern Marine Group’s head office as part of a careers learning experience

The 10- and 11-year olds from St Martha’s Primary School in Glasgow learned about shipping, virtual reality engineering and simulation training during a visit coordinated by the Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation.

Three challenging sessions offered the pupils the opportunity to experience a working scenario in both bridge and engine room simulators and hover onto a virtual chemical tanker, created by Tritec Marine.

The trip culminated in a visit to nearby Clyde Training Solutions, Northern Marine Group’s marine and offshore training centre, where the pupils learned about the safety training provided to seafarers and offshore industry workers.

Eve, aged 10, said: "It was fun and interesting and the practical experiences could lead to a future career."

Laurence Brady of Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation thanked Northern Marine for supporting the expedition.

He said: “We are delighted to work closely with the fantastic team at Northern Marine Group in Clydebank for the visit of St Martha’s Primary School who are participating for the second time in our sea change programme called Buoyed Up.

“Thanks to Northern Marine, the Primary 6 pupils have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the maritime world of work. The whole experience helps the pupils better understand what future work opportunities there are and what skills are needed.”

Siobhan Roughan, Training Officer, Northern Marine, added: “We were delighted to again welcome St Martha’s Primary School to our facilities in Clydebank. The pupils were very well behaved and demonstrated an eagerness to learn about the maritime and offshore world of employment.

“We are supportive of the Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation and its aims and are grateful for the opportunity to be able to contribute to this worthy cause.”

For more information on the Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation and the Buoyed Up programme, please follow on Twitter @BuoyedUpLipton or visit