Forty students from Oasis Academies Mayfield and Lord's Hill enjoyed their trip with Wet Wheels from Ocean Village.
The new prefects (student leaders) came to Ocean Village to be taken on a high speed, exhilarating ride to Netley.
They were able to see inside Empress Docks, where the Titanic berthed and learn more about Southampton’s history and place as an international port.
Accompanying the trips, Oasis Director of Ethos, Paul Woodman said,
‘It is rare for our students to get onto Southampton waters and to have a view of the city from the sea. Many of those participating have never been on a boat before. We are grateful for this opportunity afforded by Wet Wheels to enhance the young people’s life experience with this trip on the water.'
Speaking from Oasis Academy Mayfield, Karen Dawkins said,
’Time spent on the Wet Wheels boat, helped build our team of student leaders and gave us a chance to build their confidence at the start of the academic year’.
Echoing this from Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Assistant Principal Liz Lea said,
‘We can sometimes forget how difficult the past two years have been for young people, with months of home learning and social isolation, so it was a joy to see our students on board the Wet Wheels boat, enjoying their time together and learning more about our history as an international port’.