Educational Resources

One of the objectives of the Thames Sailing Barge Trust is to educate members of the public including children about the Thames sailing barges and provide resources to schools and other organisations which they can use to help develop skills.

Here you will find the learning resources we have developed and used in local schools and with local groups. They have been designed by local primary school teachers and are in line with the National Curriculum for Primary Schools (2014).

We hold Children’s Activity Days during the sailing season where children are welcomed on-board to learn about the Barges and take part in a variety of activities, on and below deck. The Trust are also happy for local groups to come and explore our sailing barges.

Events are always advertised on our website. Follow the link to ‘Events‘.

As well as Lesson Plans, we have resources you are welcome to book to help deliver the lessons on Levers & Pulleys and Water Resistance. Contact if you would like to book these.

The Trust always welcomes feedback on the resources that we have provided on this page. If you have any comments, please let us know. Email