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Young Shipwrights onboard the MV Balmoral

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Models of Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters made onboard the MV Balmoral by 10 year-olds from Christchurch Primary

MV Balmoral an inshore passenger vessel moored in Bristols Historic Harbour

Children are assisted by a squad of Engineers. Inspired by our 'Engineering Curiosity Cards' they recreated the engineers as Top Trumps Cards

 

 

Tours of the ship included the Engine Room and the Bridge to  find out how a large ship works.

Decoration

 

Boats in the Boat Shed - Waterproofed with Biodegradable Linseed Oil Resin

Sailing

 

Trimming sails and ballasting the cardboard boats in the rain 

 

The 'Rescue Boat'

Soggy cardboard - happy kids

 

The winning boat still intact after 50 minutes in the water - built by the children with the help of a Submarine Designer from Babcock

A similar engineering job that the children will have seen on the 'Engineering Curiosity' card pack - although the engineer from Babcock has a dog not a cat

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With thanks to -

Volunteer engineers from Babcock, Magnox. MOD and Bath Spa University

The volunteer crew on board the Balmoral 

John in his 'Rescue Boat' and the other 'Boat Shed' Volunteers from All Aboard

Young Bristol for the loan of bouyancy aids 

Bristol Harbour Office and Docks Engineers

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