Posted: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:08 by Gareth Banks

TALL SHIPS 2016; Heading Home

Hello all, today's final blog is written by Sam and Wendy your Virtual School staff.

Well the voyage is over ... all the young people have achieved their level 1 RYA award in sailing and Ismat our senior member achieved his level 2 award which means he can come back as a Watch Assistant anytime he likes!!

We are on the minibus home now but had a great time and we didn't want the trip to end. Our favourite bits were

'Helming the boat on my own when the staff were below deck' Ismat
'Sleeping in the sun on deck' Ana
'The lovely long walk into Beaulieu.' TJ
'Seeing the different lifestyles of different areas and different people on the trip' Chris
'The inflatable assault course at the water park' Kayleigh
'A great week of being together as a reward after a tough few months of exams' Sophie
'Seeing young people enjoying themselves and working as a team to get things done like when we lost 'little Chris' overboard' Sam (little Chris was a fender btw !)
'Paddling in the sea at Swanage and explaining to Ana why British people feel the need to do this even if it's freezing !' Wendy

From us all 'do everything you can to get onto this trip in year 11 it's amazing !'

Well that's it for this year ... fingers crossed we will get to be the staff on the trip next year, Sam and Wendy.

Tags: CiCC, Education, GCSE, Trips, Virtual School, Year 11