At Noordvaarder Sailing trips, the school trips are of course about having fun together with classmates, enjoying the beautiful ship and nature, but don’t forget that these kinds of school trips are also very educational in other areas.
The children playfully learn everything about sailing, the environment and working in teams. A school trip at Noordvaarder Zeilreizen is a sailing trip full of education!
Biology, Physics and Geography
A trip on a historic sailing ship of Noordvaarder Zeilreizen is all about education. Many school subjects can be seen during a school trip, namely elements of biology, physics and also geography. The trip depends of course on the wind and the tide and the wishes of the group. During the trip you will see various nature reserves and the most beautiful places in the Netherlands. It is possible to visit a Wadden Island and sail further towards the Oostwad, get stuck on a ranch, fall dry and walk across the mudflats. Our historic sailing ships have a flat bottom, so they are ideal for drying up: the perfect time to discover the bottom of the Wadden Sea and walk on the seabed. The Wadden Sea is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, so there is a lot to discover for the children. Of course with all respect for nature.
The rich history of our ships
Both ships of Noordvaarder Zeilreizen fall into the flat-bottomed category, a typical Dutch design: because of its shallow draft, it is able to navigate very shallow inland waterways, where ships with a keel could never reach. The flat bottoms were built for freight and fishing, but also for pleasure boating. The Victoria-S was built in 1882 under the name Therefore and the Noordvaarder is also a ship full of history built in 1909. During the school trips, the children can learn all about the rich history of the ships. They sail with a piece of beautiful history!
Teamwork and personal development
In addition to history, biology, physics and geography, there is another important aspect during the school trips. Education such as learning to sail, navigating, nautical knowledge, working together, travel preparation and also preparing meals in our kitchen and much more. During the school trip they learn to work together and to take care of themselves: a very good personal development.
More information about the educational field trip?
A school trip from Noordvaarder Zeilreizen stands for safety, fun and education. In short: the ideal school trip as an introduction week or at the end of the school year! Would you like more information about this? Then contact us.
Sail with us. We know the way!