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Meadowgate students take to the water

Sixth formers from Wisbech’s Meadowgate School switched from the classroom to the riverbank to get hands-on experience of a narrowboat, courtesy of Fox Narrowboats, of March. The five students and three members of staff were given the use of the boat for a day by the firm and staff members Tracey, Pat and Emily even gave up their own time to act as crew. Senior Meadowgate teaching assistant Mrs Chrissie Birch, who was joined by teaching assistant Wendy Shepherd and teaching assistant manager Natalie Clarke, said: “The children had been learning about Wisbech and the surrounding area and its rivers and Fox Narrowboats very kindly donated a boat for a day so that they could experience going on the Well Creek. “The children really enjoyed themselves. They had a wonderful experience and even got to steer the boat. They have special needs and it was lovely to see them really come out of themselves. “We’re so grateful to Fox Narrowboats and Tracey, Pat and Emily.” Our picture above shows the Meadowgate students, staff and Fox Narrowboats ‘crew’ negotiating Marmont Priory Lock at Upwell during their river experience. Photo: MFCP16MF05027

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