We were pleased to welcome 12 Spires Academy students who joined 3 of our sailors on Westbere Lake recently for an afternoon learning how to sail.
The idea of inviting Spires students to to sail with us was that of Ed Shapcott (6a) who wanted to give Spires students an opportunity to give sailing a go and hopefully love it as much as he does. With the support of Laurie Dengate, Head of Sailing at The King’s School, Ed arranged an afternoon of sailing and tuition.
The conditions were perfect on the day and Ed, Peter Jones (5th) and Ben Helme (6b) took the 12 students out onto the water. It was a huge success with the students from Spires really enjoying themselves, finding a whole range of new skills outside of the classroom and gaining in confidence. They sailed the boats unaided and took to it literally like ducks to water!
The King’s sailors also enjoyed their day discovering a talent for teaching and loved seeing the enjoyment of the Spires students.
We are looking forward to inviting some more students from Spires Academy to a similar event soon.