Steel vs Seafood

Our Year 11 Business Studies class headed off to Wollongong recently to visit the Bluescope Steelworks factory and the Bombora Seafood Restaurant. The excursion was designed to enable students to understand the workings of a business to consider the internal and external influences on a big business and a small enterprise and contrast the two.


When the students arrived they dressed in safety gear - hard hats, glasses and high-vis coats before they toured the factory including a behind-the-scenes tour of the steel production process and other activities like WHS procedures.


After the tour the students lunched at the Bombora Seafood Restaurant in Port Kembla, famous for its good food and million dollar views. The Manager of the restaurant addressed the students providing insight into running a business with a focus on the responsibilities of business owners.   


Whilst the food was exceptional the consensus among the students was that the highlight of the day was watching 1000 degree steel being cut into slabs ready to be dispatched and used in production and colourbond material.