Over the last 40 years we have received many testimonials about the cruises and the life-changing effect they have on young people. Here are some of them.
A week aboard Thalatta provides not only the opportunity for these damaged young people to learn, at their own level, about topics such as navigation, tides and wildlife, but also and perhaps more importantly they soon appreciate that if their week is to be a success they must work collaboratively and in co-operation with other members of a team and this arguably is the most important life skill.
Kingsdon Manor School, Somerset
On behalf of the children of The St. Christopher School who sailed on Thalatta, I would personally like to thank all of you who were involved in making our trip possible. The importance of trips of this type for our pupils is hard to quantify. It is more than just a holiday. Though our pupils are young, they all have special challenges to cope with. Thalatta provides peace where the stresses of their lives slowly seeped from them.
They became part of a team and had to care as members of that team for one another. They faced challenges and some overcame fears which at first seemed insurmountable, such a picking up a lugworm, or climbing up a side of a barge. The encouragement their peers gave them was just as wonderful to see as the conquering of personal fear. The memory of their trip will stay with them forever, and the lessons learned will strengthen them in their lives.
St. Christopher School, Essex