As part of our unique environment and making the most of our local area children take sailing as part of our curriculum. A sequence of lessons leads to children potentially gaining RYA accredited qualifications. Some pupils can leave primary school with an RYA level 2.
We’re grateful to Roseland Youth Sailing Trust for funding sailing lessons every year for our children at Polkerris Beach. The Trust’s support is vital in helping our children achieve RYA sailing and windsurfing qualifications.
This year the Trust secured additional funding from Superyacht Charities – and awarded it all to us. Dina Wheatcroft, chair of Roseland Youth Sailing Trust explains why: “Foxhole Learning Academy has consistently shown its commitment to children’s sailing, so it’s right you should benefit from the very generous donation we received from Superyacht Charities this year.”
Superyacht Charities harnesses the energies and generosity of the companies and individuals working in the superyacht industry to generate funding for charitable causes – also natural disaster relief in third world countries related to the sailing industry. Their award will enable our 20 Ospreys to take to the water this year.
Chairman Derek Munro said: “Learning to sail is exciting and fun. It also teaches attitudes and skills of real value to children in their learning and in their growth into confident young people. And who knows – with so many Cornish people working in the superyacht industry - getting RYA qualifications may one day help the children into quality jobs.”
A huge thank you to Superyacht Charities from all at Foxhole.
Matt Oakley, Head Teacher