Kids go on pirating adventure day

2015-07-14 06:00
Children from Kensington and Factreton were treated to an educational trip to the Vandamp;A Waterfront last week. They also went on a boat ride.

Children from Kensington and Factreton were treated to an educational trip to the Vandamp;A Waterfront last week. They also went on a boat ride.

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Children from Kensington and Factreton had an opportunity to get out and be kids whilst learning on Tuesday last week.

A tour to the Vandamp;A Waterfront was organised by the Alpha charity club and the Alexander Institute for Self Development for a group of 16 children.

Along the way the children were educated about the environment, littering, vandalism and graffiti, safety when using public transport, road safety, general safety and safety at sea.

They were also taught to be responsible by being allowed to keep their train tickets.

Kevin Alexander, from the Alexander Institute for Self Development, says most children who come from disadvantaged communities hardly venture outside their communities.

“We thought it necessary to give them an opportunity to experience something they have never experienced before. The day was full of activities. We are glad that we could do something meaningful for the children whilst on holiday,” says Alexander.

The children walked about at the Vandamp;A Waterfront and met Yacoob Yachts CEO Esa Yacoob, who handed over tickets a trip out to sea on the Jolly Roger pirate boat.

“At first the kids were a bit nervous, but quickly adapted to their new environment and were awestruck as the Jolly Roger sounded its horn to leave the harbour. One of the ‘pirates’ came to call the children to paint their faces and make them look like pirates! The kids were overjoyed,” he says.

Going back home they used a Golden Arrow bus, giving the children the experience of four different modes of transport in one day, namely train, bus, boat and minibus taxi. They were also given goodie bags

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