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Park High School

Park High School

Sailing

The Students spent four full days at Herts Young Mariners Base in Cheshunt, learning to sail small boats. Throughout the course, students learnt all about boat controls, boat handling and experienced sailing out on the open water by themselves. 

"For activity week I did sailing. During the four days we did many different exciting activities on a lake. On Tuesday we first got on to a boat and learned how to paddle and put up the sails. The instructors also guided us on how to use the sail and how to control it. It looked challenging but I was sure it would be great fun.  On Wednesday we had to get into partners and we learnt how to sail in the wind, how to go fast or slow and how no to tip over the boat. The instructors made sure that we were following the instructions carefully just for our safety. After lunch we had to go into the water and had to swim back to the beginning. We did this twice. I have always enjoyed swimming and this was the best part of my activity day. On Thursday we did three activities which were bell boating, paddle boarding and kayaking. During bell boating we were in a group of eight and we had an instructor on the boat too. We first had to learn how to paddle as a team and in time with each other. Then we went to a different part of the lake with the other groups and did an activity. Afterwards, we went back and had to change into wet suits. As soon as everyone got into their swim suit we headed off to a small part of the lake to start getting onto the boards and getting our paddles. When used our hands to paddle to the part of the lake where there was less wind. We were taught how to stand and how to fall. It was very fun and exciting. We all fell in many times. Soon after lunch we did kayaking. We learnt how to paddle, how to sit in the boat, how to turn and what to do when you fall off. This day was full of fun activities and adventures.it was the best day of the activity week. On Friday we had half a day and it was our last day. We did raft building and put it into the lake and got to ride it. Once the activity was over, we had to take the raft apart. We all said goodbye to the instructors who made our activity exciting and headed home."

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Address Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 0208 952 2803

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