Woolwich Ferry Annual River trip provides memorable day out for 300 disabled people

Tuesday 5th July 2016

Young Greenwich joined the Woolwich Ferry’s Annual Summer Thames trip last Saturday, 2nd July.

20 young people who use Young Greenwich’s Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) services attended the fun day with their friends and youth workers.

They joined 300 other SEND people from around South East and East London for an unforgettable river trip on a gorgeous day on the Thames.

Starting at Woolwich, the ferry travelled through the Thames Barrier, past the O2 Arena, round the Isle of Dogs and past historic Greenwich, through Tower Bridge (which opened especially for the ferry) before enjoying views of the city and turning round at London Bridge. 

Everyone aboard took in the breath-taking views, enjoyed ice cream and food and danced the afternoon away in the sunshine on the deck of the James Newman ferry.

Elliott, 15 from Eltham has autism and attends Young Greenwich’s Integrated youth club at Avery Hill. He was on the trip and had this to say about the day:

“My favourite part was seeing people waving at us from Tower Bridge. I also liked when the ferry blew its horn. I can’t wait to go again next year.”

You can see a gallery of pictures from the day by visiting Young Greenwich’s Facebook by clicking here >>>