Pool Academy students go sailing for Bronze

Students from Pool Academy have been sailing at Lake Stithians as part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Six youngsters with special educational needs spent the weekend walking and sailing in the area to gain their Bronze award.

On the first day the group walked a third of the way around the lake before going sailing in a Drascombe longboat.

They then set up their camp for the night before cooking their own breakfasts the next day.

The second day also saw them walking the remainder of their route around the lake.

Sarah Jackson, Learning Facilitator at Pool Academy, led the trip with Miss McKune.

She said: “The weather was really good. They absolutely loved it.

“They have now passed the expedition section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.”

She said many of the group only have the skills section of the award to complete before they receive their Bronze award.

Previously the youngsters completed an expedition in and around the Portreath area where they camped, walked and swam over the two-day expedition in hot summer weather.

Christiana Richardson