4 Students from De La Salle, 4 Students from Mexico and 3 members of staff experienced an afternoon Education/Career session recently with John Hughes at the Tate Liverpool, they then moved onto a tall Ship where they were welcomed by Jim Graves. Merseyside Adventure Sailing.
This is what Sheelagh Trotter, Community Engagement Manager had to say about the experience ...
'The staff and students at The De La Salle Academy, are so grateful to the Albert Dock Charitable Foundation for their recent support. The academy were delighted to host a two week exchange visit for five students from a De La Salle school in Mexico.
Our grateful thanks to Betty Boner who kindly facilitated a visit for the Mexican students and our own students which involved an interesting introduction to The Tate Gallery. In addition, all of the students, the teacher and the Principal from Mexico were enthralled by the opportunity to find out about the rich history of Liverpool as a working port, in particular, centred around the tall ships.
As a teacher in Liverpool, I was delighted that Betty was able to arrange this opportunity for us. Also, our guides John, Jim and Ben were so knowledgeable and entertaining, that the students felt that they had received an amazing and unforgettable experience of Arts & Culture in Liverpool based around the Albert Dock.
We are so fortunate to have the Albert Dock Charitable Foundation to turn to, so that the visitor economy engages with the best of what Liverpool has to offer in such a succinct, engaging and well-organised manner. Thank You.