Pwllheli Sailing Club Working with schools and Physical Education Schools Sport( PESS) provided opportunities for local primary school pupils to receive training in the form of Sailing taster sessions during the Summer season.
The response from the children (see the subsequent statistics ) has certainly reinforced the importance of first-time experiences and demonstrate the potential to provide sporting opportunities beyond primary school.
This program is specifically for Sailing, and to every school in the catchment area . There was very little opportunity for local children to experience what is on their door step. The introduction of taster sessions proved to be a eye opener for teachers as well as pupils . The taster day meant that a number of pupils and schools realized that this is a center for the whole community . It is important that this initiative is sustainable , and David Hughes Community Co-ordinator school visits was key in promoting the local Outdoor Club offer from sailing , canoeing , kayaking , surfing .
Bryn Williams , Managing the PESS project siad,
“ The following statistics show the number of new users who have been introduced to outdoor activities and through this experience have improved the understanding and appreciation of the heritage and environment as well as the Local Outdoor groups. A ffilm is now available at the following website Plasheli.org giving a taste of the school visits at Pwllheli Sailing Club . There is clear evidence in the film that the taster days MAKES A DIFFERENCE with youngsters joining the club and going on to compete “
"Just a short note to thank you for yesterday .
The children had a fantastic time ! A lot of them have mentioned that they want to
started sailing in September, thanks again”
Annwen Hughes , Head of Abererch School