Clyde Marine Training welcomed Glasgow primary school pupils to its offices on Thursday 3rd May to enjoy some Maritime lessons.

The visit, coordinated by the Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation, offered the Primary 6 (aged 10-11) class from St Monica’s Primary School in Milton the opportunity to learn more about a Career at Sea, but also take part in some nautical themed experiments.

And as you can hopefully see from the pictures, the pupils had a great time creating their own ships to carry cargo, as well as learning how to quickly put on an immersion suit.

Laurence Brady, Founder and Director of the Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation, thanked Clyde Marine Training for our continued support.

“A key element of our Buoyed Up programme for all of the Primary 6’s in our partner primary schools is a maritime-focused world of work experience.  It’s a wonderful opportunity for the children to learn about the many different skills and careers that relate to the sea.  Again this year, the third in a row, the enthusiastic team from Clyde Marine Training inspired the pupils from St Monica’s Primary in Milton, Glasgow.  I would like to express my thanks to everyone at Clyde Marine Training for their tremendous commitment to Buoyed Up and the Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation.”

The Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation is a registered charity (SC041451) whose aim is to deliver a sea change for 10 to 12 year old children in their final years of primary school in socially and economically deprived areas.  Through its innovative Buoyed Up programme, which has been recognised by the Scottish Parliament, the charity is propelling the children into their critical teenage years with an unforgettable discovery of sailing, shipping, enterprise and achievement.