Virtual School Tall Ships 2017 - Final blog
Posted: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:18 by Gareth Banks
And its goodbye from us ..
Well the week is over and Martin from the Virtual School has arrived in the minibus to pick us up. We have all been awarded our level 1 start yachting award and Kayleigh our senior member has gained her level 2 competent crew award.... Read More »
Virtual School Tall Ships 2017 - Night sailing
Posted: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:35 by Gareth Banks
On Day 3 the group planned the night sailing route using sea maps and marking again and also decided to name the sea buoys. We left Chichester at around 10pm and arrived at Portsmouth at around 1:45am. Our young people did absolutely amazing navigating during... Read More »
Virtual School Tall Ships Day 4 - Blog 10
Posted: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:55 by Gareth Banks
Our last full day on the Virtual School tall ships trip has certainly been a busy one ... We sailed for over 5 hours learning about ropes and more navigation skills on the way to help towards our awards. As you can see we actually can do quite a few things... Read More »
Virtual School Tall Ships Day 4 - Blog 9
Posted: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:55 by Gareth Banks
Morning all.. Last night we stayed in Lymington which seems go be a very nice but very posh place!
The captain told us to make the most of the luxury mooring so we all had long hot showers and used the free dryers, then charged our phones and made the most... Read More »
Virtual School Tall Ships Day 3 - Blog 8
Posted: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:30 by Gareth Banks
Hello all, well this morning we managed to make our way from the mainland to the Isle of White and back again. Using our planned routes we worked in our port and starboard watches to navigate, helm and look out.
Now we are all out enjoying the inflatables at... Read More »
Virtual School Tall Ships Day 3 - Blog 7
Posted: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:50 by Gareth Banks
Another breakfast another educational conversation !
Morning all .. So today over breakfast it was our senior member Kayleigh Ws turn to chat to us all about education. She explained about the 16-19 bursary and bus passes and how we apply for them.
Then she... Read More »
Virtual School Tall Ships 2017 Day 2 - Blog 6
Posted: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:00 by Gareth Banks
Hello from the Virtual School (wahooo) Today we are in Buckler's Hard and it has been raining all day ☹. We learned how to put the sails up and down and how to tack the boat.
Alannah and Sian have been singing to us all day as they seem to have a song for... Read More »
Virtual School Tall Ships 2017 Day 2 - Blog 5
Posted: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:20 by Gareth Banks
The weather doesn't stop us .. Its tipping it down but we are sailing, playing monopoly, and making lunch all at the same time. Most of us packed for the summer so we are grateful of the waterproofs provided and who knew that sunglasses also make great rain... Read More »
Virtual School Tall Ships 2017 Day 2 - Blog 4
Posted: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:27 by Gareth Banks
Morning all ... It's breakfast here on the Tall Ships. We are eating and talking, and much to Sam's excitement our chosen topic is how the GCSEs went and what our plans are for 6th form, college and even university! Sam also seems to have... Read More »
Virtual School Tall Ships 2017 Day 1 - Blog 3
Posted: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 23:00 by Gareth Banks
Hello all, its Dylan here on the Virtual School Tall ships trip ...today the group and I, enjoyed our first day at the tall trips residential, after a 4 hour trip to Portsmouth. We used our teamwork and our thinking to learn new skills such as tying knots,... Read More »