The Wettest Classroom on Earth Project

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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.

The Wettest Classroom on Earth was made possible by the generous support of the trust's sponsor The Society of Merchant Venturers.



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Extreme Classrooms

Wettestclassroom group image1For further information about  previous Extreme Classroom projects and more detailed information on the Wettest Classroom on Earth 2019, please read the project overview available at this link:

Project Overview 




May 2019 - Final 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.

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 the Ship's Blog or follow us on Twitter @Venturerstrust.

View Ship's Blog

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.


View the Selection Camp Video below:


October 2017 - Project Planning Video

View the initial project proposal below:


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