Try Something New with the UKSA

Amy Carter Amy Carter

As windsurfers, many of us are up for new challenges especially if it involves being on the water. If you aged 14 to 24 and looking for an exciting, active opportunity over the summer check out more about the DofE programme being run by the UKSA…

The UKSA run a whole host of courses, including various windsurf instructor programmes.
The UKSA run a whole host of courses, including various windsurf instructor programmes.

Well, now’s the time to jump up and do something about it. UKSA is looking for new recruits for the Cowes Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award as the current group have completed their programme. The DofE Award is a real adventure from beginning to end and it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. Participants simply need to be aged between 14 and 24 and be up for a challenge. The programme is delivered at UKSA in Cowes every Wednesday between 6pm and 8pm (term time only). You might find yourself helping others or the community, getting fitter, developing skills and going on an expedition. Along the way you will pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of their life. It will also look great on your CV. Participants will achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:

• Volunteering: helping someone, your community or the environment

• Physical: becoming fitter through sport, dance or fitness activities

• Skills: developing existing talents or trying something new

• Expedition: planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey

Further awards can be gained through first aid, kayaking/canoeing and sailing to name a few. Additional time will be required to participate in practice and qualifying expeditions (on average, one weekend per term) which will take place on the Island and in the New Forest. Costs are kept to a minimum through UKSA – we can discuss this with you.

For more information contact Lee Jones on 294941 or lee.jones@uksa.org plus you can find out more about the UKSA on their facebook page http://www.facebook.com/uksasailing?fref=ts

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