Aims of the project
MSC lacked sufficient interest from younger adults and children, and by working with local schools, it was able to provide after school opportunities for them at the Sailing Club. Claires Court continues this evangelising work, both within its own school and through its holiday club operations with the wider community. Critical factors for success is conversion of interested juniors to expert sailors, and our long track record over 25 years demonstrates the success we have in this area.
Background and goals
James Wilding identified with the committee of MSC at the time (1990) that the demise of sailing with other schools was in danger of leaving the club short of a junior section. By committing to fund all of his students who sail as club members this provided the necessary impetus to ensure junior sailing remained at the club and in the school. The current Head of Sailing and Outdoor Education is Paul Robson.
Financial contribution as junior members commit, plus school investment in its own stores, equipment and boats. School and Club share resources as appropriate, though both are separately well resourced. Teaching and non-teaching staff support the work, since 1991.
Annual review of activity, followed by plan agreed for the forthcoming year.
Boys and girls, pupils aged from 8 to 18, plus other children as appropriate in the area or from other schools, clubs and societies.
Frequency and duration
Five days a week in school time, and some activity during the holiday weeks as part of our Holiday club activity.