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Adventure under Sail

Joshua Bowdley, Jaskiran Deol and Sundeep Jandu were among 24 students who sailed from Portsmouth on a five day sailing adventure on board the ocean- going Challenger Yacht, run by the Tall Ships Youth Trust and funded by the HSBC Global Education Trust.

JOSHUA BOWDLEY, JASKIRAN DEOL AND SANDEEP JANDU

During the five day voyage sailing from Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth, they completed their RYA Start Yachting, learning the fundamentals of sailing and developing important life skills, such as teamwork, leadership, communication and problem-solving. As well as getting to grips with living in the close confines of an ocean-going yacht, students were shown how to set and stow the sails, haul the ropes, steer the yacht, and sail the yacht out to sea under the expert tuition of the experienced Tall Ships Adventures crew.

Joshua commented: “I really enjoyed my time on the yacht. I made friends for life and hope to sail again in the future.”

and well done..

..to Anna Perks, former Thomas Telford School student and now one of our PE teachers who has captained the Wolverhampton Wanderers Ladies Football Team to success for the past three seasons.

Another former student, Amber Quick and a current Sixth Form student, Abby Pope both play alongside Anna in the team.

Behind the Scenes at the UK Snooker Championships

When the UK Snooker Championships were held at the International Centre in Telford in December, 6.2 BTEC Business students were given a special ‘behind the scenes tour’ as part of the Events Management unit of their course.

They met the event planners to discover some of the complexities of managing such a big event. Managers at the International Centre explained the process of pitching for the contracts to host events as well as their role in the run-up. Students saw inside the BBC commentary box as well as the players lounge and practice rooms, including a sneaky peek of finalist, John Higgins as he prepared for his matches.

and Congratulations..

..to Daniella Nicholls who has achieved the Gold Award from the Royal School of Church Music which is the highest grade a chorister can achieve.

Five Day Sailing Adventure

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