Sailing on the Tall Ship Enterprize

What an adventure!!! As part of our History unit for Integrated Studies, Year 4 students went to the Docklands in Melbourne and sailed on the tall ship ‘Enterprize’ on Thursday, 25th May 2017. First we had an interactive talk with Meg, a volunteer for the Enterprize. She guided us through the stories and history of the founding of Melbourne. Several students dressed as characters to act out part of the story of the founding of Melbourne.

It was with much excitement that we headed for the tall ship after the history session. Students tentatively walked the gangplank to board the ship. The volunteers who sailed the ship enjoyed involving the students in hoisting the sails and steering the ship. We sailed under the Bolte Bridge and then turned around and sailed right up to Etihad Stadium.

During the sailing trip, the teachers and parent helpers had the adventure of climbing the rigging.  They were harnessed in and were able to climb high above the deck while we sailed around Victoria Harbour.

Students were thrilled with the unique experience of sailing on the ship.  We would highly recommend anyone to experience a sail on the tall ship Enterprize.

Mrs Aloma Camps
Year 4/5RC Teacher