| Author's Name: Martha Gouniai|
Date: Wed 26 May 2021
We were thrilled to have Sydney and Melbourne Making Waves programs resume at full capacity for 2021 terms 1 & 2!
For Melbourne it had been one full year without sailing due to COVID, and an additional lockdown threatened to stall programs even further. So on March 3, when our boat Ninety Seven left the dock with students from Glenallen School it was pure joy.
In Sydney, we returned to programs as usual with 12 different schools and disability organisations enjoying Winds of Joy and Winds of Change programs.
Joining Winds of Change Sydney in Term 1 for the first time was Youth Off the Streets’ school The Bowen College. This 8-week development program is for high school aged youth who may not respond to a traditional learning environment. Each week, as the participants learn to sail, they also develop their capacities in communication, teamwork, personal confidence and resilience.
The Wright of Passage Sydney program has been building momentum, with 5 trainees meeting twice per week at Woolwich Dock and continuing their work restoring the wooden boat, Mercator.
Across both ports we offered 61 sails to 451 participants!
We're proud to announce that we will be launching a permanent program in Newcastle in the coming months. We will bring you more exciting details about Newcastle in our next Wavelength newsletter
Thank you to all involved in bringing our programs to life.