Last year we responded to the challenge of the pandemic by arranging 1:1 tuition for the first 100 children in our Schools Programme to apply. This was such a success that we’re repeating the approach this year, albeit in small groups of four rather than 1:1, targeting schools specifically in economically deprived communities in the Clay Country.
We have 60 children aged 9-15 signed up to achieving RYA Stages 1, 2 or 3 (depending on current ability) through the summer. We’re delighted to announce that Cornwall Community Foundation is part-funding the project, which aims to create a measurable improvement in children’s self-esteem and confidence through the experience of working towards the RYA qualifications.
Colum Taylor of Cornwall Community Foundation said: “We know that children – especially those from disadvantaged families – have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, so getting physically and socially active again is important for their health and well-being.”
We’ll be posting news about the Clay Country project on our social channels:
Watch this space for an assessment of the benefits in the autumn. Meanwhile, huge thanks to Cornwall Community Foundation.