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Working with Primary Schools

Primary Pupils Take to the Water

Chelmondiston Staff watching

More than 20 Chelmondiston Primary pupils and their teachers took to the water in July, in conjunction with Pin Mill Sailing Club and Neptune Sailing.

They had lunch at the centre and then took to the water in seven of our Wayfarers. Some seemed a little apprehensive at first, but they soon found their sea-legs and enjoyed their trip on the river immensely.

They were given a river-view of the Orwell Bridge and then sailed back to Pin Mill where they went ashore by various means. A good number were rather damp by then! Pin Mill Sailing Club provided refreshments and other goodies to finish the day.

Chelmondiston at 
		the Orwell Bridge On the foredeck
Photographs courtesy of Anthony Cullen

We are looking forward to working with more local schools in the near future. Let us know if you would like to come along.

Bring a group to Neptune Sailing?

Group of beginner sailors with new instructors

Neptune Sailing can provide a wide range of exciting Outdoor Learning opportunities for schools and youth groups, designed to complement the school curriculum and generate an enthusiasm for learning. Outdoor learning activities can help promote aspects of personal development such as self-confidence, trust and teamwork, and improve problem-solving, decision-making and communication skills. The experience can be carried back to the classroom, providing a lasting influence on the development of young people.

Visiting groups can engage in sailing or powerboating sessions, ranging from 3 hour tasters, or full days, to a programme delivered over a number of weeks. Our aim is to tailor activity programmes specific to your group's need.

Some other ideas

Neptune Sailing is located on the banks of the River Orwell in an area of Special Scientific Interest, which includes ancient woodland, and is the perfect environment to provide young people with safe and fun outdoor activities. The centre is ideally placed for groups planning activity days, educational visits, such as nature, environmental or fieldwork studies, or other cross-curricular activities, perhaps in combination with a water-sports session.

Make an enquiry about bringing a group