We are fund-raising for a very worth-while project to help inspire and motivate a group of deserving young people through a life-changing voyage aboard a tall ship sailing from Boulogne to Folkestone. A number of the students have difficult personal circumstances including bereavement and family illness. The aim of the voyage is to challenge our students to push themselves to the limit, thereby increasing their confidence, self-belief and determination and encouraging higher aspirations.
Students will be actively involved in sailing the ship, preparing meals, maintaining the cleanliness of the vessel and carrying out night watches. They will need to work as a team to problem solve and overcome potentially difficult situations and some gruelling conditions. We hope that this will push our students to look beyond their own circumstances and raise their ambitions beyond their local area.
We have raised some funds towards the expedition; students have run a quiz, a raffle and taken part in a sponsored swim. But we are struggling to raise the £1500 required to transport our students from County Durham to Boulogne to start our voyage and we need your help!