Date Posted... May 16th 2024



Life on the Water for Year 5

As the water rat once said to the mole in the classic tale, ‘The Wind in the Willows’, “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats”. This Summer Term, our Year 5 pupils have been exploring the joys of being on the water themselves.

Our Year 5 & 6 pupils enjoy Thursday afternoons off timetable, allowing them to delve into a rich array of extra-curricular activities including BMX, sports leadership and gardening.

Some of our Year 5s have been enjoying sailing and kayaking this term, with sessions at West Cornwall’s largest inland lake, Stithians Reservoir.

Resplendent in their wetsuits and life preservers, our intrepid children undertake a course that teaches them the basics of sailing and kayaking in a fun and safe environment.

Led by fully qualified and experienced instructors, the course gives the children an introduction to the skills needed for both sports; with ample time for joy along the way. With 5CD now taking over from 5LJ, all of our pupils have so far shown amazing courage and fantastic listening and we look forward to seeing how they progress.