Posted on: 01/03/2019

The Wettest Classroom on Earth 2019

Collaboration between Venturers Trust, Extreme Classrooms, Whole Education and Kunskapsskolan.

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The Wettest Classroom on Earth - an inspirational journey and an outstanding opportunity for children from upper primary age to sixth form students.

Part of the Extreme Classroom series of events, this innovative and inclusive initiative brings together students from across the country, representing mainstream and special schools. Working as a team, pupils will navigate their way around the British coast, learning precious life skills and experiencing life on the open sea in this opportunity of a lifetime.


Project Itinerary:

Depart from Bristol Harbour on 25th May 2019

- From Welsh back at 9:30am - 10:30am, tide dependant

Leg 1

25 - 31 May Bristol to Fowey

Leg 2

01 - 07 June Fowey – Poole

Leg 3

08 - 14 June Poole - Ipswich

Leg 4

15 - 21 June

Ipswich to Hartlepool

Leg 5

29 Jun-05 Jul Hartlepool to Peterhead

Leg 6

06 - 12 July

Peterhead to Oban

Leg 7

13 - 19 July

Oban to Holyhead

Leg 8

20 - 26 July

Holyhead to Bristol

Itinerary correct at time of publication. Check back for updates


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For further information about the Wettest Classroom on Earth 2019 and previous Extreme Classroom projects, please read the project overview.


Project Overview 








The Wettest Classroom on Earth 

Project News


8th May 2019 -  Ship's blog

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Follow the students' exciting adventure aboard the Queen Galadriel, departing from Bristol harbour on 25th May and returning eight weeks later.

Stay up to date with news from the ship as the crew sails around the coast of Britain. Read our Ship's Blog or follow us on Twitter @Venturerstrust.

View Ship's Blog

2nd May 2019 - Queen Galadriel has departed for Bristol

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It is less than three weeks until the Wettest Classroom on Earth departures from Bristol Harbour. Excitement is building at Venturers Trust as students prepare to set sail on an adventure of a life time.

The Queen Galadriel is the ship that students will call home during the voyage. She is now on route to Bristol, last spotted on the outskirts of Poole Harbour on Marine Traffic.

For real time updates for the ship's location visit the Marine Traffic website.


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October 2018 - Ship's itinerary finalised

The final itinerary and port arrangements in preparation for the expedition next May have been decided. Students across the schools and their families have been informed. (As seen at the top of this website page).

July 2018 - Selection Camp

Lake swimming wettest classroomStudents completed their initial Selection Camp in Snowdonia National Park in Summer 2018.

To find out about the activities on camp, CLICK HERE to read Simon Cooper's, Governor at Venturers' Academy, account from the week.

October 2017 - Project Planning Video

View the initial project proposal below:


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