ABP become Silver Partners

ABP’s Port of Hull has donated thousands to enable hundreds of underprivileged children to experience unique educational trips.

ABP has donated £5000 and has become official Silver Partners of HEY CU.

This has enabled local disadvantaged children to take part in unique experiences including being an astronaut for the day and a tour of London.

ABP already has established ties with the charity as last year it provided several port tours, a special tracked container was launched so children can learn about trade and children attended several ABP events including a special festive express train to London.

Humber Director, Simon Bird, said: “We feel it’s important to inspire and educate youngsters as they are the future generation that will keep Britain trading.

“We hope our close links will influence them to consider the port industry as a future career as there are over 200 different job roles in the Humber ports ranging from accountants, to operations and pilots.”

During the next three months children from the charity will take a private tour of the pop-up historical gallery at the port’s Grade-II listed pump house building.

Rosanna James, Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University Partnership Manager, said: “We are extremely grateful for ABP’s ongoing support and we love working with all of their fantastic staff.

“The visits to the port help raise the children’s aspirations and show them what an important city they live in. We are proud to have ABP as an official partner and with their support we can inspire even more disadvantaged children in the city.”

C4DI Experience

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This is a valuable experience for two children from each school who have an interest in tech/coding/3D printing and computers. It doesn’t matter if they are girls or boys or what their academic ability is just as long as they have an interest in computers and tech. What we are not looking for is children who just enjoying playing video games! This is a really amazing opportunity to show children that there are jobs in tech in Hull and that if they are creative and interested in computers there are careers that they can think about in the future.

The Aim

  • To develop knowledge of the role of creativity and technology in future careers
  • To learn about the job roles at C4Di
  • To raise children’s aspirations and interest in STEM careers
  • To learn about creative technology


  • Introductory game and meet C4Di staff
  • Tour of the building
  • Learn about digital data emotions
  • Experience kids code club
  • Learn about 3d printers and Pixelbot robots
  • Meet Labelworx and use the DJ sets
  • Experience the view from the balcony and take part in a problem solving/creativity task to try to win a prize!
  • Closing and certificates

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