Maritime Assembly

Posted: 10th September 2021

A significant number of Mount Kelleians have had a busy summer on the water, sailing in a six-day Tall Ships Youth Trust (TSYT) voyage, a ten-day Small Ships race onboard Olga, our own 1909 Bristol Pilot Cutter, and several three-day introductory sails for younger pupils.

In order to celebrate their endeavour and achievements, a special Maritime Assembly was held on Wednesday for all pupils in Years 9 to 12, during which Barney and Ella talked about the Small Ships Race and Izzy and Sephie presented on their TSYT trip. Both presentations will certainly have inspired other pupils to get involved with these opportunities in the future.  Paul Wright from the Conway Merchant Navy Trust (CMNT) presented the pupils with a book as a memento of their time and spoke about career opportunities in the Merchant Navy, after which Mr Pearson, Contingent Commander MK CCF, talked about opportunities at Mount Kelly in the Naval section.

The assembly concluded with a fantastic opportunity for the pupils who spent time on board Olga or the TSYT voyage to share their experiences with the CMNT representatives, Paul Wright and Mike Reeves, over coffee and cake in the boardroom.  We would like to thank the CMNT again for their very generous sponsorship of these voyages, without which these opportunities would be significantly restricted.

If any pupil is interested in a future career in the Merchant or Royal Navy following this assembly, they should contact Miss Callard, Head of Guidance.

Categories: Adventure Expeditions