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We learnt that the natural gas pipeline runs from Karratha all the way down to Bunbury, with the total length of pipeline being equivalent to the length from Perth to the Eiffel Tower!

On Thursday 24 August, the Year 6 class went on a highly anticipated excursion to ATCO Gas as part of their Chemical Science. Here, they learnt about natural gas in the Gas Safety Workshop, along with the ins and outs of how gas is mined throughout Australia.

We were surprised to learn that the natural gas pipeline runs from Karratha all the way down to Bunbury, with the total length of pipeline being equivalent to the length from Perth to the Eiffel Tower! We learnt how to identify a natural gas leak through the ‘rotten egg’ smell and what number to call if we ever come across a gas leak.

After this workshop, we had a delicious time in the Blue Flame Kitchen, making morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea with Chef Dale.

For morning tea, students made quiches and cut up fruit with the correct knife technique taught by Chef Dale. Lunch was homemade pizzas where students enjoyed making their own dough and rolling it out using the chef’s special technique.

The final part involved watching Chef Dale make brownies, and the best part of all was when we got to eat them!

All food was cooked using natural gas. It was a great day out learning about gas safety and the use of gas in our everyday lives.

“The brownies were yummy!” – Chloe A

“Chef Dale showed us lots of tricks and it was really interactive!” – Anna

“I liked how I got to serve the brownies, then Chef Dale let me have the biggest one!” – Hannah

“I enjoyed learning about how they fix the gas pipes and I liked making pizza.” – Bethany

“It was really fun making the pizza dough and putting the vegetables and meat on top.” – Laila

“Chef Dale said that we couldn’t have the brownies as a joke, but he surprised us with a batch of brownies as a trick!” – Chloe H 

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