Year 2 children move their classroom to Jersey Harbour for a morning

From Port of Jersey,
30 January 2020

Children from Bel Royal School will be moving their classroom to St Helier Harbour on Wednesday 05 February 2020 as part of their lessons on travel and living on an island.  

Organised by Jersey Coastguard, the Year 2 children, who are aged between 6 and 7 years old, will be spending the morning finding out how Jersey Coastguard organises search and rescue operations as well as the day to day running of the maritime port with the Vessel Traffic Service. The group will then have a chance to step on board the St Helier RNLI lifeboat, 'check in' with Condor Ferries at Elizabeth Terminal and then finish their day with freight company Solent Stevedores, watching the tractors and trailers load cargo onto vessels Commodores Clipper and Goodwill.

On behalf of Jersey Coastguard, Tim Hilditch said, "We're delighted that we've been able to help the children of Bel Royal School learn more about what happens at the Harbour, as part of their travel curriculum. I'm sure that, after seeing first-hand how we keep people safe at sea and what happens when you check in for the ferry, they will have lots to tell their family and friends.

"We are very grateful for the support of St Helier RNLI, Condor Ferries and Solent Stevedores, all helping to  make their trip extra special."

Liz du Val, Year 2 teacher at Bel Royal School, says the children are all looking forward to the trip. "This will be a fantastic learning opportunity for all the children, as part of their 'Jersey as an island and travel' curriculum. We're extremely grateful to Jersey Coastguard for organising this on behalf of the young pupils."

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