Ten of our Year 11 pupils embarked on the Tall Ships Voyage of Achievement, a unique sailing experience which challenged pupils both physically and mentally, but equipped them with some long term life skills including team work, confidence and problem solving skills.
Pupils were fully involved in running the ship and working alongside the crew with duties such as navigation, chart reading and helping to maintain the vessel.
Here are some of their highlights from the voyage:
“My favourite part was sailing the boat at night. It was a very unique experience and it helped me build my confidence as I worked with pupils from different schools.”
“I had a really good experience and enjoyed climbing the mast. I loved sailing up the River Thames and seeing the Tower Bridge opening up to let our boat through.”
“I made lots of friends and the trip challenged me as a person, but I pushed through and really enjoyed my time there.”