A group of 80 children from a local school in Alicante, Colegio Agustinos, visited the Museo Volvo Ocean Race on Friday and participated in a sailing workshop.
"How can they live in such a tiny space?" - Vicente
“It was so fun to try on boots and life jackets and to learn how to do different knots”, said María, an 11-year-old from Alicante.
Pupils from the school learned key concepts of sailing at the educational room of the Museo, which has recently launched the schools programme aimed at opening up the world of sailing and its values to young people.
“It´s been a success,” said Sento Hernández, head of the Educational Programme at the Museo. “They were engaged and it´s great to be able to offer hands-on workshops”.
"How can they live in such a tiny space?" questioned Vicente, aged 10, after crawling out of the model boat which shows how sailors live on board during the long ocean legs in the toughest sailing event in the world.
After finishing their sailing activity, students took home a diploma and many pictures to remind them of their day at Alicante's state-of-the-art sailing museum.
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