Children from a Southampton primary school set sail from the classroom to enjoy a shore-side geography lesson.
From mingling with exhibitors to enjoying the top deck of a multi-million pound super yacht, the youngsters rode on a crest of wave of enjoyment.
As well as being fun, the trip gave the children a valuable insight into their home city and its rich maritime heritage.
Headteacher, Sian Cook, said: “The trip was a fantastic opportunity to see our recent geography topic, Exploring Southampton, in action.
“It made the children very proud of the city they come from and they thoroughly enjoyed their day – they couldn’t wait to tell the rest of the school about it when they got back.”
During the trip the children were invited to tour a selection of Sunseeker yachts.
While on these floating ‘mansions’ the children explored downstairs bedrooms, kitchens and lounges and were even able to try out the drivers’ seats.
But their favourite part of the boat was the open top seating, in which they could wave to the crowds below and get a bird’s eye view of the city skyline.
Hightown Primary School is based in Thornhill and part of the Hinkler Academies Trust along with Kanes Hill Primary School.
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