The Lynher River Barge CIC and its Directors have a particular interest in the imaginative reuse and development of heritage assets to meet the new and ever evolving social, cultural and economical challenges faced by all modern communities. To this end, we are working with a number of educational organisation and establishments, including primary and secondary schools.
Using the theme of Sustainability on the Water, the children learn how to use tools, source sustainable material and plan the build or repair of a boat as a means of transport for both people and cargo. The ongoing conservation of the barge is enabling local young people to learn the skills required to operate safely and enjoy our waterways whilst exploring their maritime heritage. In order to help the parents to engage in outdoors activities with their children, Lynher CIC partners with other water-sports centres in Plymouth to deliver the Sport England funded project “Making Waves Together” This project is based along the module of the “River School” and its aim is to engage families to embrace a healthier lifestyle outdoors and on the water.
Lynher’s community impact
Watch the video of re-launch of Lynher on 7th May 2017 in order to understand how a working boat from 1896 can draw together communities from South East Cornwall to Plymouth, united by a passion for this rich area’s Maritime heritage and a wish to transmit traditional seamanship skills to their children