The Benefits of a Week at Sea

Mr Emerson and I were recently invited to join our Enrichment Week 2019 tallship (called ‘Johanna Lucretia’) for a day’s discussion on the benefits of taking students to sea.

Students learn that in order to embark on a voyage they must work together to complete tasks and keep a well organised ship. The ability to work towards tasks in order to achieve intangible goals (such as raising sails in order to make a faraway destination) is also useful when transferring to life skills, such as saving up for a car, or attaining qualifications – skills that are all beneficial to becoming well rounded young adults.

The day was also a great opportunity to discuss the many merits that The Island Trust’s new ship will provide our Tallships 2019 sailors, such as; easier sail raising for our younger Year 7s, larger storage space for personal items and games, a bowsprit net for observing dolphins playing at the bow, a deck table for making passage plans in the sunshine, and for the first time in Coombe Dean’s ten years of running tallships, a square sail to learn about and raise!

The tallships programme is full for this year’s Enrichment Week, but do look out for Tallships 2020 in the next Enrichment Week brochure, which is due for release in October this year.


N Hughes

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