Teachers at the coalface

Seventeen eager teachers from Moranbah State School and Moranbah East State School visited Isaac Plains earlier this month for a site tour, for the second year running.

The teachers were picked up by bus and taken on a tour of all aspects of operations, from mining and maintenance, to the coal handling and preparation plant.

The sheer size of the trucks, draglines and other mining machinery was a huge talking point following the visit, said Moranbah East State School teachers Thomas Corbett and Alyce Burgess.

“Seeing the size of the machinery and quality of the rehabilitation work that has taken place was certainly a highlight,” they agreed.

Moranbah East State School Principal Glenn Cafferky thanked Stanmore Coal for helping to make new teaching staff feel welcome.

“As a mining region, most of our families are connected to the mining industry and the annual tour of Isaac Plains gives teaching staff who are new to town an appreciation of our local industry,” Mr Cafferky said.

The teachers left with a first-hand understanding of Isaac Plain’s contribution to the local and Australian economy, and of Stanmore Coal’s focus on the environment through rehabilitation efforts.

Teachers at the coalface