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Published 12:00am on 20 Oct 2020

Black Firs Primary School pupils would normally expect to be in Wales for their annual Autumn Activity Week, but in a Covid-blighted 2020 teachers and the local community rallied around to provide a local equivalent. Amongst a programme of local community hikes, kayaking, rafting etc, 118 pupils from Years 3-6 were welcomed to Redesmere to enjoy the chance to learn about sailing and spend some exciting time on the water building confidence, partnership and team skills.

With help from members of the Club and its RYA Training Team, Monday saw 42 Year 6 children get to grips with helming their own boats for the first time in the Club's Oppie dinghies. Luckily it was an onshore breeze so they were able to just drift to shore to then be encouraged back out to try again!

The following day it was the turn of 42 Year 4 children, who went for a walk to the ducks, had a rigging session using the Club Topper dinghies and a breezy session out on the water sailing in the Club's RS Quests. The highlight of their day was watching their headteacher capsize and get a little wet!

Finally on Thursday, 34 Year 3 children also went for a walk to the ducks, a Topper rigging session and a slightly lighter day out in the RS Quests.

If you are not a Member of the Club, but want to know a little more about us and/or how anyone can enjoy the sport of sailing, whatever their skill, aspiration or budget, try our Club Page for an overview (or even how to Join Us) or feel free to Contact Us.

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