Certificate Presented to the Mars Boys

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Museum number T3068

The Mars was built in the 1840s as a warship. She was later anchored in the Tay and was used as a training ship for delinquent or disadvantaged boys.
The boys received a basic education. The majority were trained for life at sea, although crafts such as shoemaking and tailoring were also taught.

This certificate was presented to the Mars Boys for their work in growing food for the Royal Navy during the First World War.
The ship had its own vegetable plot in Wormit to supplement rations. The plot was tended by the boys under the supervision of a gardener.

Certificate Presented to the Mars Boys
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