50  students have recently taken part in some exciting clubs with the OTC Windsurfing and The Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre. Students are working towards national Governing Body Awards and are loving the local opportunities to exercise outside in world class facilities. The clubs are part funded and supported by the local charity The Will Mackaness Trust.

Lead for Alternate provision states that these opportunities to work with others outside are invaluable after being in lockdown for so long. They develop great personal and social skills required for healthy lifestyles and student development. They also develop confidence and a Can Do attitude to solving problems. They also learn the technical skills for sailing and gain accreditation in this to further develop the activity into a full time hobby or to become future instructors. Many of the OTC instructions started off learning with the Academy and The Will Mackaness Trust and we are thrilled to see them now working with our students.