After a hailstorm had disrupted the Headmaster’s Assembly on Friday afternoon, there was a sense of trepidation before the first outing for our Year 5 TED Sailing Group.  However, the sun eventually shone over Bartley Green Reservoir to ensure that the 13 children had a fun and exciting first session out on the water.  Our instructors, Benn and Tom, from the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre interacted superbly with the children, who discovered that Tom was part of the stage version of War Horse prior to the COVID-19 pandemic!  Steering was the first skill on the list as the group build towards their RYA Stage One across the course of the next eight weeks, and the session ended with some water confidence tests.

If your child would be interested in learning to sail, the Andrew Simpson Centre runs sessions on a Saturday morning.  Contact details can be found below.

0121 820 2079

Mr Newman