THE ST.IVES JUMBO GOES TO SCHOOL. Wednesday 27th April.

 

 

 

‘Celeste’ took a detour whilst on her way back to the harbour at St.Ives from her winter refit, and spent much of the day on the playing fields of St.Ives School surrounded by school children.

 

Jonny Nance, the secretary of the Association and an ex-pupil of the school, explained to a succession of groups why the jumbo had been brought to the school.  By the time members of the Association began preparing Celeste to complete her trip through the town, most of the school’s 650 students had been exposed to a mild form of jumbo indoctrination!

 

He discovered that only about 10% of the school had ever been in a boat and perhaps only 2% in a sailing boat. If someone had asked the same question when he was at the school virtually everyone’s hand would have gone up – everyone knew someone with a boat. Today, there are far fewer  opportunites for young people to get afloat. ‘We think you’re missing out,’  he told them, ‘and we’re here to try and do something about it.’

He briefly outlined the process of building such a boat and discovered there was even a handful of very enthusiastic potential boatbuilders within the school.  

 

This collaboration of St.Ives School and the Association is a bid to encourage greater involvement in community activities among the pupils and, in particular, represents the first steps to encourage the formation of a junior sailing team and to identify potential apprentices for the Jumbo Centre.   

 

 

secretary

ST.IVES JUMBO ASSOCIATION

www.stivesjumbo.com