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On Thursday 24th May, KS3 students from the Nottingham Hub went on a barge trip to the Canal as a reward for the recent hard work and research they had put in when completing unit work on Nottingham waterways and canals.
Three KS4 learners also accompanied the group as a reward for their efforts in peer mentoring younger students.
Upon arrival at the Warf, the group of staff and students were greeted by the skipper and crew who explained what the day would entail for the students, with activities including learning to steer and drive the boat, how to open and close locks and use the waterway safety.
The learners thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, and the experience has ignited a hunger in many students to learn and experience more of the outdoors. All students were keen to develop their knowledge and understanding further, with one particular learner commenting, “It was great to have the responsibility of the steering of the boat and learning how to open and close canal locks”.
Staff accompanying the students were pleased with their conduct and willingness, Dawn Mason-Meakin, KS3 Lead commented: “It was a great learning experience for all our students, and they enjoyed being outdoors, everyone had a fantastic day, and the students are already looking forward to their next day out!”
Nisai Learning and staff, Dawn, Anthony and Hayley would like the thank Gerry and Paddy for hosting a great day and for their help and support during the trip.