Posted: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:46 by Gareth Banks

TALL SHIPS 2016; Day 1

Hello ... today's blog is by Sophie and Chris. We have both just finished year 11 and are on the Virtual School tall ships trip as a treat after our exams.

Today we travelled from Leicestershire to Portsmouth. After setting onto the boat we set off for Cowes in the Isle of White. We got soaked because we didn't put on our waterproofs but it was amazing !

Today we have learnt how to 'have fun' and work as a team as well as how to use fenders to protect the sides of the boat.

We are feeling very cold, tired and wet however we are really excited to see what the rest of the week holds. We are really relaxed and chilled now we are in port.

Our message to you out there is that this is really exciting and highly recommended. It is possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity. Thanks Virtual School for this great experience!

For more about what we are up to see the Tall ships own blog page ... we are helping to write that too !! We are voyage xc160711 search for us ! http://tallships.org/category/blog/

Tags: Education, Exams, Trips, Virtual School, Year 11