Two students from St Brigid’s Catholic College at Lake Munmorah represented their school in the Combined High Schools Sailing Challenge in April.
Nicole H in Year 10 and her brother James in Year 8 placed tenth in the 29ers class of the competition, which was held at Belmont.
Nicole and James also helped teach their fellow students to sail, after St Brigid’s offered sailing as an INFLAME activity for the first time this year. INFLAME is an elective activity run each Friday afternoon whereby students get to choose from a range of courses including; cooking, music, coding, sport, craft, Rock and Water program, sailing, comic writing and drama.
Students who chose Sailing in Term 1 this year went to Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club taking to the waters of Mannering Park, thanks to a partnership with the sailing club organised by Paul Nield, Director of Wellbeing for Learning at the College.
As an unexpected bonus, students learnt powerboat craft and boating rules, with some gaining enough experience to sit for their junior boat licence.
“It was wonderful to see their enjoyment of the sport,” said Mr Nield. “Thanks should also go to Mrs Dalton for driving students to the sailing club each week.”