On Friday 23rd of June a small group of students went on a trip to Noss Marine Academy in Dartmouth as a reward for full attendance. The students then got together afterwards and wrote the following report:
The day gave us an idea of what we would be doing if we attended college and studied Marine Engineering. We were lucky enough to experience what a career in boating and engineering would be like.
We had an introduction to boating which showed us how to stay safe. We were able to go out on the river on a small boat and to steer the boat to shouts of ‘I didn’t crash!’ We all had a great laugh but many of us would have liked to go on a faster boat. We travelled up the River Dart and saw lots of other boats and yachts. We then had the opportunity to look around the college yacht.
We went to the workshop and learnt how to fix an outboard engine. We had to take the motor apart, see the moving pieces and then put it back together again. It was interesting to learn the mechanics and see the technical side to the boats. Most of us did not realise that this was an actual job!
All the staff were really friendly and happy to help us when we were stuck. The trip was very good and we enjoyed every minute of it. Overall it was an enjoyable day and we learnt more about Marine Engineering and we know that there are courses available to study both engineering and navigating.