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Posted by Louise Meah at 12:28PM on 17 January 2018

Ahoy there! Ready for a challenge of a lifetime?

All year 10 pupils were recently offered the opportunity to apply to sail to Denmark as part of the Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018.

After much deliberation a decision was made to offer one of our applicants, Charlotte Blackery of 10H2, the chance of a lifetime experience by means of an authority funded place to participate in the above event.

Charlotte is well aware of how she will gain a range of new skills as she works as a member of crew on one of the amazing tall ships, sailing to Esbjerg in Denmark. Charlotte will begin her training later in January. Look out for updates from Charlotte!

Thornhill Academy staff recognises the amazing opportunities on offer through the Tall Ships Race, so much so, that together with our Academy Trust Consilium, we are currently seeking to sponsor 2 more places for year 10 pupils.

Watch this space for names of future sail trainees!


Read Charlotte's application below:

The Tall Ships Races Application

I would love the opportunity of taking part in the Tall Ships Races in Sunderland 2018. I feel that it would be an amazing experience to be part of such a prestigious event and I would be keen to learn the necessary skills involved.

I know that this event would involve a lot of team work and as a team player I feel that I would really be able to make friends and fit in as part of a ship’s crew. I am prepared to learn new skills and take on the personal challenge of living and working at sea.

I think that I would be the excellent candidate because I am a very hard worker, enjoy new challenges and am very dependable. This is shown as I am a member of the volunteer Northumbria Police Cadets and am currently working towards my Duke of Edinburgh Award. To have this experience on my CV would be very useful when looking into applying for universities and my future career goals. Furthermore my great grandfather was a Ship’s Captain for many years and by me doing something like this would have made him very proud.

If I were to be given this opportunity I would take full advantage of it and afterwards share my experiences with younger members of the school by putting together an illustrated presentation and showing them in classroom discussions.

To conclude, I think that my past and current experiences would make me a great candidate to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. I would like to thank whomever is making this decision as I am very grateful to be considered for this role.


At 10:08AM on 19 Jan 2018, goosip girl said...
im so proud of charlotte x
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