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The Ocean Classroom

An Ocean of possible learning experiences

How to bring your classroom to life

Despite the fact that the ocean covers over 2/3 of our planet we know very little about it. We probably know more about outer space than we know about this valuable and important resource.   

Everyday our knowledge of this resource is growing and our understanding of the affects of global warming and micro  plastics increases our learning opportunities to inspire the next generation.  

At Quaystage Training we also believe that the ocean is a valuable resource to the education and development of young people.  Sail Training is an adventure learning programme conducted at sea, and has a number of unique characteristics that help make it a successfull personal development experience for those who participate.

 

The impact of Education@Sea experiences

Imagine then, what can be accomplished by engaging and connecting students and teachers with the physical teaching inspect that sail training can provide, and give them experiences that they can then pass onto their students and peer groups. 

There are direct links which can be made with the curriculum between formal education and a sail training adventure learning programmes, such as the ones which at Quaystage Training we bring into our  daily delivery of our 'Education@Sea'  programmes.

How to bring your classroom to life

Despite the fact that the ocean covers over 2/3 of our planet we know very little about it. We probably know more about outer space than we know about this valuable and important resource.   

Everyday our knowledge of this resource is growing and our understanding of the affects of global warming and micro  plastics increases our learning opportunities to inspire the next generation.  

At Quaystage Training we also believe that the ocean is a valuable resource to the education and development of young people.  Sail Training is an adventure learning programme conducted at sea, and has a number of unique characteristics that help make it a successfull personal development experience for those who participate.

 

The impact of Education@Sea experiences

Imagine then, what can be accomplished by engaging and connecting students and teachers with the physical teaching inspect that sail training can provide, and give them experiences that they can then pass onto their students and peer groups. 

There are direct links which can be made with the curriculum between formal education and a sail training adventure learning programmes, such as the ones which at Quaystage Training we bring into our  daily delivery of our 'Education@Sea'  programmes.

National Curriculum lessons which can be successfully conducted on board during an Education@Sea school programme.

 

  • Science 
  • Maths
  • Personal Development
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Language
  • History
  • Music
  • Geography
  • Psychology
  • Communication
  • Business Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Technology and Design,
  • International Studies
  • Engineering
  • World Citizenship 
  • Marine & Environmental Science

 

This list is by far exhuastive, in fact we relish the challenge to bring your school's lesson onto our vessels.

 

 
Get out the Classroom....

School Exchange (2)

... get outdoors with Quaystage Training 'Education@Sea'

Creative Learning - making ships log

Teens - Learning knots on deck

Voyages of discovery 

The length of our voyage programmes  are  between 3 days over weekend, up to 5-7 days for a school based classroom from a yacht or classic vessel.  We even have concept programmes for 21 days up to 3 months for a whole school based programme delivered from a large sailing vessel such as a square rigged ship. 

We could offer:

  • Educations@Sea - outdoor classroom programmes 
  • Science@Sea - science based educational experiences 
  • Field trips - meeting the needs of science and geography curriculum's

We can even provide:

  • Opportunities for your school to adopt a part of the ocean - then sail, dive, investigate environmental affects 
  • Provide a summer school holiday programme 
  • A winter term or semester exploring the Canaries Islands, the Caribbean, and the Azores
 

A teachers impact

Imagine for a moment that we can take the concept of the impact sail training and outdoor learning has on a single student that we are presenting here and, instead of sending a single youth to sea, we also invite their teachers and their whole class onboard for an education at sea programme.

The undertaking an 'Education@Sea programme',  specifically designed to show the teachers how best to utilise this experience and how to instil an interest and passion for the maritime world within their students on the trip but also those back in school.  Imagine also the interest of excited peer groups  and then imagine what could be achieved!

A single youth participating in a sail training experience may influence between 1- 5 of their peers into taking a voyage.  A whole class and their teacher on the other hand has direct influence over between 30-150 students!

    What do teachers and educators say ?

    Teachers who have been to sea on a sail training experience had the following comments:

    • “I got out of it a number of ways we can incorporate this into the classroom”
    • “Every time I go to the classroom we talk about the excursion”
    • “Able to share the experience with other students”
    • “I’ve been inspired and would love to do something like this with other students”
    • “Thinking about how to create that kind of environment within the classroom is amazing”
    • “Most of the subjects [in school] can link with this type of activity”
    • “Always thinking of ways to get students thinking outside the box and when I can say ‘this is what we did’ it may get them inspired”.
     

    Next step to becoming a Quaystage partner school...

    At Quaystage we just relish the opportunity to discuss how our educational programmes could would within your school, and share ideas how we could incorporate delivery into the schools vision and educational parameters. 

    We would be happy to attend a meeting with the school's head teachers,  governors,  or heads of department and even hold an assembly or lessons for the students themselves. 

    We accept every invitation to show you our enthusiasm for benefits that outdoor education learning platforms and sail training have on the development of young people. 

    Please consider becoming one of our 'Partner schools' 

     

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