The Floating Classroom works in partnerships with schools to offer topic-based projects on the boat. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss one of our already established projects or have a new project in mind.

Life Afloat

Life Afloat is our 6-week local History and Geography project for Year 5. This interactive, topic-based project sees the children experiencing first-hand the history of the canals, the local area of Paddington and Little Venice, developing and putting into practice interview technique, visiting the London Canal Museum and enjoying many exciting and activity-packed trips on board the Floating Classroom.

Life Afloat has also been successfully delivered for Year 3; please contact us for further information.


“I have noticed an improvement in the children’s questioning. In the quality of their questioning. There is a greater confidence with them, they ask more open questions.”

Year 5 Class Teacher


“The stand out benefits of the project are the opportunities to improve the pupils' communication skills. The children really came out of their shell throughout the project. The main thing from the project is that they learn lots of extra skills that we do not have the time to nurture as much in the classroom – confidence, interacting with new people, interviewing completely new people.”

Year 3 Class Teacher


For more detailed information on the trip content, costs and how to book, please contact Cameron Drysdale, our Learning Programme Manager, on 0203 214 3118 or via our contact page.