The R. Tucker Thompson changes lives! Our 7-day youth development voyages build teamwork, create confidence and develop leadership skills.
On board, the lessons learned provide lifelong learning through
- Creating a supportive learning environment
- Enhancing the relevance of new learning
- Facilitating shared learning
- Making connections to prior learning and experience
- Providing sufficient opportunities to learn
- Teaching as inquiry
Understanding the relevance of classroom in a practical learning environment changes perspectives for many.
Our youth development voyages are now established and growing year on year. We've increased the number of places year on year from 42 in 2006 to 180 last year. Youngsters have returned more confident and with a sense of purpose. Some have applied for prefect positions, university while others outside of mainstream education have returned, seeing the importance of learning.
Thanks to the support of generous donors, various grants received and an improved tourism surplus, we were able to run 16 voyages in 2016, benefiting a total of 189 students from Northland. Thanks to everyone who supported, wherever you are.