Year 6 children from both Thorncombe St Mary’s and Marshwood CE Primary Academy joined forces for an inspirational day of sailing at Portland’s Olympic Sailing facility. There they got to enjoy the thrill of sailing the three person RS Zests, as they tacked between a series of buoys, alongside aspiring Olympic windsurfers in perfect conditions. A great day was had by all the children under the brilliant instruction of staff from the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre, with the visit made possible thanks to their fantastic ‘Sail For a Fiver scheme’.

Before leaving the instructors shared the important RNLI water safety message of ‘Be Safe Have Fun’, with the children told to always remember to stop and think, stay together, float and call 999/112 when around water.

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