What We Do
Portsmouth Sail Training Trust recognises that sailing has many benefits for promoting health and wellbeing. It enhances social and communication skills, listening and learning. Going afloat requires physical co-ordination, quick decision making, awareness of others – and sometimes problem solving!
We deliver regular, ongoing sailing and maritime training for groups of pupils from Portsmouth Schools. These enable the young people to gain commercial qualifications alongside developing life skills and confidence.
This programme has a positive long term impact on behaviours and achievement at school.
“The students who have been involved in the PSTT Sail Training programme to date are incredibly positive about their experiences. You are offering them the opportunity to succeed in an area that they may never have had an opportunity to explore, which really is priceless. I am noticing a difference in their levels of confidence and have no doubt that this programme is raising their aspirations, which is obviously the main aim.”
Gemma Pearse, Assistant Head Teacher, Trafalgar School
As a school we have to think very carefully about where to spend our funds so that they impact the widest possible number of students. I’ve found that sailing with PSTT does this on all fronts and it’s something I hope continues to grow into the future. The level of expertise and patience of the instructors has made engaging the students in learning a difficult skill very easy as it has fuelled the students keenness to attend week after week.
Steve Fletcher: Achievement Centre Manager – Milton Cross School
Pupils can achieve the following RYA qualifications
RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Levels 1-4
RYA National Sailing Scheme Modules
Sailing with Spinnakers
RYA Powerboat Level 1 and 2
RYA First Aid
Pupils also have the opportunity to go on residential sailing trips on board our 38ft Sweden Yacht “Flame” and learn yachting skills as well as team building, community and overcoming the challenges that come with living on board a small boat together.
If your school is interested in finding out more about our programme please email us.