The aim of the Team Vendee Scotland Education Program is not only to engage and inspire the children and young people of Scotland, but also to encourage children of every age in every country. The object is to have a 30 minute downloadable seminar each week during the term time of the academic year 2012/13.
This will cover before during and after the race. Each seminar will be prepared by different volunteers from Scotland and other countries and will cover interesting and stimulating topics such as: preparation, good management, geography, the ocean, wild life, pollution, poverty, basic sailing, respecting nature, goals and achievement, navigation, seamanship, weather systems, etc.
We will, where we can, engage celebrity presenters as well as school children to make the video seminars fast, factual and entertaining. Live footage from Spirit of Scotland will be used in the programs and will discuss interesting things like why the water spins in a certain direction when a bath plug is pulled to icebergs and albatrosses.
Education can be fun and exciting and is one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children and learning generations. This will be a blow by blow account of a solo non-stop circumnavigation with many aspects of the voyage almost experienced by the viewer.
The other aim is to instil a sense of participation and the belief that anyone can live the dream and achieve all that they are capable of achieving.