Arriving on the Thames Barge ‘Reminder’ is always an amazing experience for the Year 4 pupils and staff from St Joseph’s College in Ipswich. All thoughts of timetables and deadlines quickly fade, the group are now governed by the wind and the tide.
Under the expert eye of skipper Richard Titchener and his crew, the experience is unique. The children live and serve together to sail the barge on their annual adventures around the rivers and coasts of Essex and Suffolk. There are no set mealtimes or bedtimes, only the gentle rhythm of two watches working together. Read the rest of this entry »
“During the Whitsun school holidays a group of 9 young people aged 13-18 years of age and from Jaywick accompanied Inclusion Ventures staff on a 4 day sailing trip aboard the ‘Reminder’, an old Victorian barge. All young people in attendance regularly attend Inclusion Ventures youth group sessions.
On Tuesday 26th May, the excitable group made the journey to Maldon quay, where they were greeted by the Sea Change Sailing Trust Team of Richard, Hilary and Dan. Here, they were put into working teams and shown” Read the rest of this entry >> (plus photos here)
This season 1907 Class 2 Aldous sailing fishing smack Sallie is joining us to provide seamanship training for our returners group, the Youth Sailing Scheme.
Meanwhile last year’s trainee, Tom Cook (pictured) is undertaking a rigging job at nearby TS Rigging. He regularly attends Cutty Sark too, maintaining her rig.
We work with a wide range of young people. Every year St Joseph’s joins us from Ipswich with the youngest group with whom we sail and boy do they like it, even though sometimes the weather can be less than ideal. These photos show how they fared during part of their time with us.
St Joseph’s unique environment is shaped by their ethos, which combines strong Christian values with a distinctive approach to supporting and nurturing each individual child within a friendly, family setting.
Children’s Support Services South engages every student in their academic, social and personal development, enhancing their skills and increasing confidence in themselves and in their future.