Each year, Year 7 students have the opportunity to visit Cowes on the Isle of Wight to take part in five days of water sports during the May half term holiday. This trip is always extremely popular, with over seventy students attending.
The trip is based at the United Kingdom Sailing Academy (UKSA) in Cowes. UKSA is one of the largest Watersports Activity Centres in Europe. It is recognised by the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) and the BCU (British Canoe Union) as an activity provider and as a Training Establishment for Instructor and Crew Training. The centre is registered with AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) and is inspected annually by these organisations. For more information visit UKSA's website:
Activities during the day are all water based and include dingy sailing, dragon boat racing, windsurfing, kayaking and keel boating. There is also a full programme of evening activities and these include ten pin bowling in Ryde, a visit to Sandown Pier, water polo and other pool games, games on the local recreation ground and a fancy dress disco.
Teddington School have been going to the centre for a number of years, and all students and staff have a extremely enjoyable time.
This year's trip will run in May half term: Monday 26th to Friday 30th May. For information, contact Ms. Richards.