Sail Training

Peter Brand

An important area of education that is often given too little attention by schools is extra-curricular. My own personal development benefited particularly from involvement in music, scouts, and sailing. Of these, the one I’ve been inspired to pay forward is sailing. I volunteer with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. When I was at school I did four voyages with sail training organisations and looking back they provided me with relatively big (compared to other activities I spent much more time on) changes in my self-reliance, teamwork and leadership abilities. I’ve also got life-long positive memories of them. I recommend every student should try it. It’s a long way to Oban from Hitchin if you want to sail with OYT Scotland for a chance of sailing with me, but if you want to you can apply here And for a list of similar organisations look here

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