A story by sailing access in lochwinnoch
We worked with the teachers and pupils at Kersland School to develop a programme of outdoor sport and nature activities to take place during the various school holidays throughout the year.
What Sailability project did
The school recruited volunteer helpers from the staff to help run the programme who all received training from the staff at Castle Semple so they can take an active part in the programme with the pupils.
The programme was distributed to every pupil in the school with information sent out to all parents the break offered a wide variety of sessions which included sailing, kayaking, canoeing, power boating, cycling, field studies, bush craft and pond dipping. The programme took place over 55 days including the volunteer training.
the parents and other carers of the participants generally just had a day off, caught up on normal life, some came along to Castle Semple to see what their kids were up to without having to be involved which they liked.
What sailing access in lochwinnoch has learned
This is the first time we have tried to run a programme on the scale of this so it was all new. the programme ran well throughout we learned that its essential to have a plan A,B & C and be prepared to change all of these at short notice