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A Sailor went to...

It has been a busy term on the water for our LMPS sailors.

Seventeen children from Year 5 and Year 6 signed up for a six week course to gain either a Level 1 or Level 2 RYA (Royal Yachting Association) award.

Everyone wrapped up warm in April and did all they could to avoid capsizing into the icy lake at Poole Park! All the children showed great confidence from the start and by the end of the six weeks they had become competent sailors capable of steering around a marked course.

Our sailors had to cope with weather conditions that varied greatly from week to week but they were never put off. Even when they came off the water wet, soggy and with chattering teeth, the smiles were always wide. 

All the group showed great determination, resilience and good humour.  I look forward to seeing the Level 1 sailors back next year to work towards their Level 2 award and the Year 6 children, don’t stop sailing.  Now you are qualified, you can hop into a boat any time at Poole Park.  Take a friend and just go for a sail!

Mrs Coterill

Outdoor Education Leader