Words: Katyn Cylbong (Year 11)
Photos: Lindsay Ryan (Year 10)
December 6th, 2011
HERDSMAN PRINT EXCURSION
On November 2, the Gilmore Clontarf Academy senior boys went on an excursion to Herdsman Print.
Our class teacher, Miss Harris, arranged the excursion because we are doing a project around newspapers and she thought it would be a good experience for us.
When we arrived there our tour guides were waiting for us and told us to split up into even groups, in my group there was Mark, Jayjay, Jalen and Kai.
We then headed off on our tour of the factory which began with watching a machine unrolling some paper for five minutes or so. After that we went into a room where they keep all the rolled paper.
Whilst we were on the tour we were able to ask a few questions about the history and the running of the company we found out thing, such as: How old is ‘The West Australian’: it started up in 1933; 30% of the paper used is recycled; 200,000 papers are produced each day and 400,000 are produced on Saturdays.
The earliest The West Australian newspaper is available to purchase is 7pm in Kalgoorlie, 11pm in the city and 1am in the suburbs.
To produce one newspaper it costs only $2. For 6 weeks of paper it costs $10 million.
This article has been read: 2559 times.Back to News Articles