Dunfermline pupils give Amazon tours the thumbs up

8th February 2019

More than 150 pupils from schools across Dunfermline experienced the new-look, behind the scenes tour at the Amazon fulfilment centre in the town this week.

As part of an expanded tours programme that reaches across the UK from today, Amazon is inviting hundreds of school children to visit its fulfilment centres to see what happens when you click ‘buy’.

Amazon has been running tours in its buildings for the past few years. Due to the success of the programme it is opening more locations from February enabling more customers to come in and experience for themselves what it is like behind the scenes at Amazon.

Pupils from four local schools including Townhill Primary School took part in the latest tour of Amazon in Dunfermline as part of the expanded tours programme.

On the tour, the boys and girls saw how Amazon stores, picks and packs products that are shipped from Dunfermline to customers around the world.

The pupils were welcomed to the building by the site’s new tour guide, George Fleming, who will accompany guests around the fulfilment centre for the tours, which are available to book today, free of charge, at http://uk.amazonfctours.com/. The Amazon fulfilment centre public tours are available to anyone over the age of six.

One of the guests on the new tour of Amazon in Dunfermline was Ruaraidh Anderson (10). He said: “It was so cool to go to Amazon! I loved seeing all the different things on the shelves, boxes, and miles of conveyor belts and it was brilliant to go with my class for the special tour.”

During the tour, pupils and teachers met Amazon’s Dunfermline General Manager, Graham Allison. He said: “We’re really proud of our team here at Amazon in Dunfermline and it’s a pleasure to welcome pupils and teachers into our building so they can see what happens every day when you click ‘buy’. We’ve loved having the boys and girls from the local schools in for a visit and we’re looking forward to welcoming customers and anyone who is interested in seeing what it is like inside an Amazon fulfilment centre to book a tour with us over the coming months.”

Mrs Cara Cook, Teacher at Townhill Primary School, added: “We’ve really enjoyed our tour of Amazon in Dunfermline and the pupils found it both educational and fun. The size of the building, and the technology used by the team really caught the imagination of our pupils and I’d like to thank everyone at Amazon in Dunfermline for welcoming us into their site.”

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