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Two week countdown to National Tunnelling Day

It’s two weeks until the third National Tunnelling Day 2018 on Thursday 6 December.

Organised by the British Tunnelling Society Young Members (BTSYM), the day is an opportunity for the public to catch a glimpse of the world class infrastructure projects currently being delivered by tunnelling professionals across the UK.

National Tunnelling Day is celebrated on the first Thursday of December to align with the Feast Day of St. Barbara, the patron saint of tunnellers.

On social media platforms, the campaign will use the hashtag #TunnelDayUK and organisations are invited to contribute images, news items or items of historical interest using #TunnelDayUK.

The BTSYM will be leading the social media campaign through @BTSYM twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts and will be re-tweeting and sharing your content through the day to their network of followers.

Last year, the campaign reached over 1000 young people through #Target1000 and over 1.5M people across the world with social media campaign.

This year, the campaign is aiming to connect face-to-face again with over 1000 young people in the week leading up to National Tunnelling Day (30 November to 6 December)

In a statement, the BTSYM said; “We are counting on the support of our member organisations to reach out to their local schools, colleges, and universities to showcase the amazing tunnelling heritage the UK has and reveal the exciting projects that are being delivered across the country.

“This could be by arranging site visits for your local scouts or girl guides, giving presentations to your old university or running an activity during a lesson with your local high school.

“Make sure you share your efforts with the BTSYM and include the number of young people you’ve reached out to using the hashtag #Target1000.”

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