The Floating Classroom Project has been established following MAST’s successful flagship project of the last 10 years, the ApprenticeShip Cup. The Floating Classroom will be piloted for long term sustainability in the UK for its impact on the Maritime Sector and beyond.


The project is being developed by young people from the age of 12 upwards from different backgrounds and including those experiencing socio-economic disadvantages.


To engage 2,000 young people annually aboard a Tall Ship and an additional 5,000 online in the discovery of our Marine habitats and Maritime culture, arts, economics and the heritage of our ports and coastlines.


  • Liverpool City Council
  • Peel Ports

  • Cammell Lairds

  • Inovyn

  • Bolton at Home

  • Nuvia

  • Sellafield Ltd

  • Associated British Ports
  • Signature Living

  • A&P Holdings

  • Mersey Maritime

  • Institute for Research in Schools

  • ARUP

  • Hill Dickinson

  • Cruise Liner Terminal

  • Liverpool Social Services

  • Pelican of London

  • Bessie Ellen

  • Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport

  • Class afloat – Guilden Lieuw

  • The lottery funds

  • Maybe tall ships

  • Marine Biology Association

  • Port Academy Liverpool

  • Trinity College Dublin