Learning the ropes
Learning the Ropes is a fun educational day excursion on board the Windeward Bound, as well as using out 20' Longboat 'Trim'.
On a typical Learning the Ropes program your students would board the ship between 8.30am and 9am, we would then proceed to a sheltered anchorage where you students will be divided into three groups (we call watches). Each watch gets the opportunity to climb aloft, learn to row Trim (our 6m long Boat) and participate in sailing drills.
On completion of the three rotations, we will break for lunch. Following lunch the students will do a short slightly advanced version of the three challenges and then the students will pair up into teams where they will be presented with a new challenge requiring team-coordination and co-operation for a successful outcome. This challenge will test their ingenuity (and no I'm not going to tell you what it is, it will ruin the surprise).
On completion we will weight anchor and go sailing for an hour or so, then its back to the dock, hand out voyage certificates to all participants and say our goodbyes.
The one day program, while testing your students in what is generally new and a different environment is a lot of fun. They will get to see, do and understand many of the mathematical and scientific disciplines that they see in the classroom.
"Standing aloft, with the wind in my face, the sun in my eyes, and the rush of adrenaline in my veins... was a moment of pure happiness!" - Josie, Learning the Ropes participant
"Our students loved it and the pride they returned to school with was fantastic... the student who didn't get very far in the climbing got to 'steer' the ship and the smile on her face told the story of how proud she was of herself. Thank you for a fantastic experience for our West Coast students who sometimes miss out on opportunities." - Duncan, School Principal
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0438 120 599 with any enquiries!