Linwood School ( Bournemouth) have been enjoying trips on the Knoticat for several years.
Linwood is an outstanding all aged ranged mixed day special school which supports a comprehensive range of special educational needs including moderate, severe and profound learning difficulties and autistic spectrum condition.
Many of our students learn through practical activities as they do not read and write. In the lower school the curriculum is taught through Topics and many of these can be addressed by having a trip in the harbour on the Knoticat. Here they can study “islands”, “ water”, “types of transport” “the environment” etc. For the older students along with these topics the students can have the opportunity to become more confident, work as team and experience a sailing trip which many would never otherwise have a chance. This improves self esteem and self confidence. A complete range of our students have accessed the Knoticat including children in wheelchairs and those with autism. The photographs enclosed show the enjoyment had last year by some of our Post 16 students.
The Knoticat is a wonderful resource which we sincerely hope will continue to be funded for years to come. Although a drop in the ocean, our Post 16’s hope to raise some money next year to put towards this deserving charity.
Post 16 Leader and Educational Visits Coordinator.