My vision at Lady Grace Boat Trips is to nurture, encourage and enthuse children to enjoy and want to learn more about the outdoor life, nature and its’ inhabitants. To open children’s’ eyes to the wondrous nature we have around us and help them appreciate how special it truly is. To provide a dynamic and innovative curriculum that challenges, excites and inspires children to become successful and confident learners, and achieve their best, is the main driving force behind how I design and deliver my curriculum.
Through my curriculum I am able to meet a range of learning objectives by using a variety of teaching styles to ensure all learning styles are catered for on the trip. I mainly use an inquiry-based learning teaching style and act as a facilitator to the group during the session. I cover a range of topics from; history, geography, coastal studies, environmental science and religious education.
I am proud to say that Lady Grace Boat Trips has the LOtC Quality Badge. This is a national award combining the essential elements of provision - learning and safety - into ONE easily recognisable and trusted accreditation scheme for ALL types of learning outside the classroom provider throughout the UK. To view Lady Grace Boat Trips LOtC Quality Badge please click on the below link:
I can cater for a range of age groups ranging from infants through to college and university students. To see the range of activities I offer please download the full educational prospectus here:
I actively encourage feedback to ensure I am meeting your requirements and learning objectives and I appreciate all comments, good or bad, as these help me to adjust my curriculum accordingly. Please download the following form and return to me after your trip, this form also has post-experience support to continue the topics learnt, during your boat trip, back in the classroom:
After attaining my LOtC Quality Badge I noticed a big difference in the engagement of the school groups based on the amendments I made to my curriculum activities and it made me even more enthused to build further upon this engagement during the boat trip with the groups. I wanted to expand upon my knowledge and learn to understand how to reach out and engage with groups with special needs and learning difficulties so I went on to further my education in this area and have obtained the below qualifications to help me better understand and adapt my teaching to these groups:
Lady Grace is committed to high standards, to ensure these standards are met at all times I adhere to the following policies and procedures:
The following risk assessments have been carried out to ensure safety is paramount:
I am very aware that my boat trips have an impact on the environment and I work hard to minimise unnecessary impact and communicate with participants the need to take positive action to act in a sustainable way. Despite my operation only being a 1 woman operation I still feel the need to carry out a risk assessment to help minimise my impact on the environment. Please see my below risk assessment for this: