Sailing on the crest of a wave

Tuesday 17th May 2016

This term the students of TLG Manchester have been experiencing life on the water at Salford Water Sports Centre located close to the Salford Media City site. There have been many different activities enjoyed on the water including sailing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and raft building.

These activities have resulted in the students having fun both ON and IN the water; our lot are never ones to shy away from jumping in no matter how icy cold the conditions.  Pupils have had to venture into the unknown taking on fresh challenges.  Teamwork, communication and listening skills have been the order of the day.  Plus the kids are now experts in “how to look good in a wetsuit”.   The group have been great enduring challenging wind conditions; buoyancy issues; getting stuck and sailing into the wind.

This has proven to be an enjoyable and challenging activity and has resulted in a great way for both staff and students to build a real team spirit moving on to our next term.