Our programmes provide real life experiences and an alternative form of education for all young people. Encouraging equality, inclusivity and passion through adventure and challenge. Promoting personal growth, creating awareness about diverse career options, and bringing environmental conservation into the forethought of all that we do.
Our mission through the programmes is to work with young people on:
To achieve these aims, we have designed our programmes to offer the chance to young people and our collaborators to strive to be industry leaders in Sail Training, Maritime Careers, and Ocean Science.
Building skills such as:
We offer ‘Sail Training’ voyages allowing you to discover:
In situations that offer adventure, challenge and the unexpected.
We offer unique ‘Maritime Careers’ opportunities through learning:
PLUS so much more!
You may already be apprentices or this may be your first step towards launching your career in the maritime sector.
We offer voyages for studying ‘Ocean Science’ this teaches:
Each winter, The Pelican of London heads off on a Trans-Atlantic adventure as a sailing classroom with an exchange programme for up to 35 students, with our partner, Ocean College.
The programme is a ‘School on a Ship’. It is an adventurous, exciting alternative to traditional lessons in an old dusty school building. Ocean College www.oceancollege.eu turns a traditional sailing ship into a travelling classroom for high school students and gap year students.
The Winter Voyage provides professional coaching, and nautical training, on top of traditional school education. Students are divided into classes of up to ten people. While one class is below deck learning mathematics or geography, another group is on deck engaged in ship-related activities. Duties are exchanged regularly, so that all students are given equal opportunity to experience watch, ship cleaning, cooking and, of course, cover their required school content.
You can follow the Pelican's progress on our live tracker and read the daily blog HERE
Each Spring, when Pelican returns from her winter Atlantic Adventure, we set about delivering an exciting and engaging summer programme.
Join the Darwin200 voyage on Pelican of London from May to August 2021 to get an experience of Crewing and/or Ocean Science.
Our 2020 Development Plan outlines our aims and objectives for the next few years.
Crew and students share experiences with you on their Seas Your Future voyages with College Partners and Darwin200.