Educational Resources for Schools and Groups
Downloadable information sheets to print out and share with your school or youth group, before or during your trip with us. The sheets can be ‘pick and mixed’ to suit your group, depending on their age, abilities and interests. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would prefer the full set in one pdf, and without watermarks.
Some useful facts and information to start with. Simple worksheets for helping children understand the historical context of when Thalatta was built.
Living and Working On Board
Find out what knots are useful to know, what everything is called, and how to stay safe at sea.
Keeping a Log
A personal log template for junior crews members to fill in daily during their voyage, and an information sheet to help with filling it in. The Beaufort Wind Scale with sea conditions (for estimating wind speeds to add to the log).
Simplified charts of Thalatta’s sailing areas, for plotting her route on your voyage.
For those wanting a challenge! Learn how to work out our position, our speed over the ground, and depths over sandbanks. Learn how to interpret the Shipping Forecast, and send messages with the Phonetic Alphabet and Morse code.
Pieces written for ECST schools’ prospectuses and brochures in the early days of the trust. These help to give a historical context to the purpose of the Trust (to preserve a Thames barge and to introduce young people to the sea).