Being teachers ourselves, we know how busy you are, and how much work is involved in organising a school expedition. So here at Quaystage Training, we are committed to making memories which will last for a lifetime, without placing a burden on busy teachers.
We will liaise with the parents, collect fees, and conduct the necessary risk assessments on your behalf. All we need is a contact teacher willing to act as a focal point for the school, and a list of who from your school or organisation wishes to attend.
If you are interested in booking a school trip with us or becoming a partner school, please just get in touch and we can discuss programme options and first steps.
The ideal length for an Education@Sea voyage is 5 – 14 days, depending on the sailing area and desired learning outcomes.
However, a variety of other voyages are available for schools, ranging from 3 day (weekend) field trips to a 3 month school voyage on a larger sailing vessel such as a square rigged ship.
As an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, we are proud to offer Gold level DofE Expedition programmes on our yachts. Pupils can join one of our Open DofE Expeditions, some of which include optional RYA qualifications. Complete DofE groups can also contact us to book a bespoke DofE Expedition programme.
Pupils who are looking to do a sailing voyage for their DofE Residential Section, can join any of our Sail Camps or youth RYA programmes (except stand-alone weekend courses).
Sail Camps – our educational youth summer camps – can be booked by school groups during holiday periods (including Easter and Half Term holidays). School boats can either join existing flotillas during the summer holidays, or make up their own flotillas outside of the regular Sail Camp programme.
As a recognised RYA Training Centre, we are able to offer the full RYA Yachtmaster training syllabus. RYA sailing elements can be included in our Sail Camps, Education@Sea or DofE programmes, or delivered as both practical and shore-based courses for schools.