Newsflash from Roseland Youth Sailing Trust


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I’m delighted to announce an important milestone in the growth of the Trust that we reached this
week with your support. At Polkerris Beach on Thursday 16th September, nine-year-old Tyler from
Foxhole (pictured) became our 1000th new sailor introduced to the water.
As you know, we started just six years ago with the aim of making sailing available to all children in
our area – not just those with wealthy parents – and it seems incredible that despite two years of
COVID we’ve already created 1000 new sailors.
Tyler is a Year 5 student at Foxhole Learning Academy. Here’s what the school’s new Headteacher –
Tania Findlay MBE – had to say: “As well as getting children out in the fresh air having fun on the
water, learning to sail brings a sense of achievement which helps build a child’s independence and
self-esteem – outcomes which are very important to us at Foxhole Learning Academy. Thanks to the
Trust, we’re able to offer sailing courses to all our children in Years 5 and 6. We’re so delighted for
Tyler and hope he takes to sailing like a duck to water!”
The 1000 new sailors we’ve created so far owe their good fortune to the commitment of the 19
schools we serve and to our generous donors. This milestone is your achievement – and the Trust is
extremely grateful.
Kind regards,
Dina Wheatcroft