Working With Schools
Quaystage Training's youth programmes, Sail Camp and Dive Camp, are youth adventures designed to excite and engage, stretch and challenge. They also enable young people to develop new skills which will open doors in their future. They are not just amazing holidays but developmental journeys that start long before a young person steps aboard their vessel when they join their chosen programme.
Teachers and parents tell us their pupils and children "came back as adults" or that "they learned the true meaning of teamwork" on board.
Support for the organiser
We are committed to making memories which will last for a lifetime without placing a burden on busy teachers.
All we ask is for a contact teacher from your school willing to act as a focal point for the school and for booking rooms, e.g. for assemblies and parent meetings. She/he will then be supported by our Quaystage Liaison Officer who will provide all the support needed.
Recruitment of students
Recruitment for young people will usually take place at least 2-3 months before the start of each voyage.
This allows a reasonable period for fundraising to be undertaken before the voyage and also allows the Quaystage Liaison Officer to establish contact and start working with the young people to develop expected outcomes and their own personalised development programme which will reward them for their efforts.
This development programme will comprise a number of elements, including fundraising, seamanship, leadership and post voyage elements. All these elements are designed to help the young person enhance their experience on board the vessel and apply their new skills to their ongoing personal development.
Packages will be designed for school groups: Key Stages 3/4 ages 14-18, young people 15-25 and places available for school staff up to the age of 80.
Adult staff on voyages help to create the learning experience for young people, linking generations and encouraging mutual respect between the generation gap. For many it will be the first adult they have spoken to that is not their class teacher, parents or social worker.