Six LVS Ascot students are celebrating after being awarded with prestigious tall ship sail training scholarships from the Worshipful Company of Innholders, one of the City of London’s 110 livery companies, on Wednesday 3rd May.
The Master of the WCI, Charles Attlee, visited to put students through a rigorous interview process before awarding the valuable scholarships. The awards will see the group of A-Level students become sailors on the high seas on an intensive course in October, where they will board a tall ship and spend a week sailing on the Solent from Portsmouth.
The trip will see them climb high rigging on an old-style ship – you can see just how high from Sophia’s picture below taken on the 2016 sail training trip! – and take on testing tasks as part of the boat’s crew, providing a life experience where they will need to work well together in difficult circumstances, all building their character.
Master of the Worshipful Company of Innholders Charles Attlee said: “We are delighted to offer to LVS Ascot’s students the opportunity to broaden their experiences and do something very few people have the chance to do. The students interviewed extremely well. They had a range of skills and backgrounds and showed off different sides to their characters. They were all confident interviewees and I enjoyed meeting them”.
“Our ethos at LVS Ascot is to provide a refreshing approach to independent education, and being the only school to whom the Worshipful Company of Innholders offers sail training highlights that. We inspire our students to exceed their expectations and on this dream trip our six successful applicants will do exactly that as it will be a voyage of discovery in more ways than one”
Dr Hodges, LVS Ascot Head of Sixth Form
The Worshipful Company of Innholders has worked alongside the Licensed Trade Charity for many years, and in 2012 offered to fund our Volunteer Befriending programme, which aims to help the elderly who are socially isolated. Further links with LVS Ascot include the WCI also funding a number of annual President’s Day prizes and school scholarships.