The ‘Winter of Well-being’ initiative is part of a £20 million investment by the Welsh Government to support young people and families recovering from the pandemic, ensuring that no child is left behind. Sport Wales has been working with organisations to deliver a varied programme of activities, aimed at inspiring children to get involved in sport and get active.
The Marine Engineering students had the opportunity to ride the company's Discovery speedboat - the only one of its kind in the country - on a trip along the Menai Straits. They sailed under Thomas Telford’s Menai Bridge and Robert Stephenson's Britannia Bridge, before sailing back to Beaumaris and around Puffin Island.
Philip Masterson from the college’s Marine Engineering department on the Pwllheli campus, said: “Providing these kind of opportunities for our students is central to our work at the college. Getting the opportunity to see people in the real world working out at sea, at successful companies like Anglesey Boat Trips, is extremely important to the educational development of our students. Many thanks to the ‘Winter of Well-being’ project for this opportunity.”
Deputy minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden, said: “The culture and sport sectors will continue to play an important role in supporting our children and young people to recover from the pandemic, and I’m looking forward to seeing our young people return to what they love to do, and try out new activities too. This programme is another example of how we are working collaboratively to provide our children and young people with opportunities and experiences that will have a positive and lasting impact on their health and well-being.”
Deputy minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan, said: “Providing support for children and young people across Wales is a priority for this government and it is great to see children trying out sporting activities over the half-term break. I hope these sessions inspire the children taking part to explore these sports, stay active, and most importantly, have fun.”
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