International - Say hello, Waverley goodbye

25th September 2009 at 01:00

Unemployed youngsters chosen to take part in the Round the World Yacht Race are to be joined on their journey by a teddy bear so that schools feel part of the adventure.

The seafaring bear, named Waverley by five-year-old Zoe Dow of Drumbrae Primary, joined the crew of the "Edinburgh Inspiring Capital" yacht when it left Hull earlier this month for the round-the-world trip. Waverley will be photographed at various locations around the world. Pictures, together with his experiences on the voyage, will form part of a blog which pupils can access during the trip.

The clipper will take a year to traverse the globe, stopping in cities including Rio, Cape Town and Singapore. A crew of seven young people will join the race for one leg each.


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