TV star Richard Hammond visited Saint-Gobain Glass’s Eggborough, Yorkshire float plant during filming of an episode of National Geographic Channel’s popular ‘Engineering Connections’ series recently and took time out between filming to chat with local school children and staff.
Hammond – nicknamed ‘The Hamster’ by his Top Gear colleagues – was filming for the new series due to be screened in the autumn. School children from Eggborough Primary School were invited along to meet the presenter and help him to leave a memento of his visit by planting a tree, part of Saint-Gobain Glass’s programme to plant a tree for every 10 tonnes of the company’s annual landfill waste reduced. Richard and the children planted the 21st tree, marking a huge reduction in the waste reduction targets for the Eggborough site.
Susan Lambeth, Senior Product Manager for Saint-Gobain Glass who assisted with the filming, said that Hammond’s visit delighted children and staff: “Richard was really nice and especially great with the kids. It was a fascinating day and we look forward to seeing the episode of Engineering Connections in the autumn, but we are sworn to secrecy about the demonstration so watch this space!”