Hoist the sails, identify different parts of the ship, participate in life on board, investigate the environmental status of the sea, work as a team… secondary school students hoist anchor and set sail in the Grumet Èxit program: learning through traditional sailing.
The values of traditional sailing
Aboard the Far Barceloneta (a ketch built in 1915), the crew is responsible for giving training sessions, using the vessel as a “floating classroom”. Students learn concepts related to the school curriculum but which are applied to a real context, since they are incorporated into the daily tasks of life on board ship, and they work together shoulder to shoulder with the crew.
However, the Grumet Èxit program goes beyond theoretical concepts and allows young people to discover the values inherent in traditional sailing, such as responsibility, personal commitment, teamwork, initiative, personal autonomy, cooperation and solidarity.
The Maritime Museum of Barcelona is developing this initiative in collaboration with the Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona (Barcelona Consortium of Education) as part of the Programa Enginy (Ingenuity Program). This is a diversity and inclusion awareness resource aimed at all ESO students in the city’s public schools for the purpose of encouraging students to achieve basic skills through practical competence-learning experiences linked to the reality of the world around them, and to reduce the risk of students dropping out of the educational system.