Maritime Education Programme
Maritime Education Programme in Gdansk has been in effect since 2010. The initiator of the action is Mateusz Kusznierewicz, Ambassador for Maritime Affairs of the City of Gdańsk. As part of the programme, all first grade Gdansk middle school students sail out for a few hours on the Port Canal and the Bay of Gdansk. During the cruises they learn the basics of sailing, deepen their knowledge of history, geography and biology as well as learn about their city from the water.
The purpose of the Maritime Education Programme is promoting the sport and bringing closer and popularizing among young residents of Gdansk the seafaring tradition and the rich heritage of their city. Taking part in cruises is free for participants. Programme sponsors are – Ferrero Poland, as part of Kinder+Sport initiative and Grupa LOTOS SA.