City of Norwich School

Ormiston Leading Lights Launch Party

Ormiston Trust, together with the Association of Sail Training Oranisations, The Honourable Company of Master Mariners and Trinity House, have partnered together to create a unique and exciting project. The Leading Lights Project gives Year 10 students from Ormiston academies, the opportunity to participate in a sailing adventure with inspirational leaders in business.

This exciting opportunity will enable students and business people, to work and learn together on board a fully-crewed sailing ship. A professional crew from the Ocean Youth Trust South will be on board to teach the skills required to sail. Both students and professionals alike – many of whom will never have sailed before – will be actively involved in every aspect of sailing the boat, from hoisting and lowering sails, steering, navigation, anchoring, cooking and keeping watch.

At the heart of the project, the aim is to enable the students to recognise that they can achieve more, exceed their own expectations and push themselves out of their comfort zone. The goal is to increase their resilience and determination to ultimately raise their aspirations in life. The business people will spend time chatting to and coaching the students. This will involve talking to them about aspirations and careers; providing advice, opening-up networks and helping to build the students’ confidence.

Four of our Year 10 students will be taking part in this amazing project and will be attending the launch party being held on HQS Wellington at Temple Key on Tuesday 20th March from 3.30pm to 6pm. 

They will be attending along with the other 12 students from across all the Ormiston academies and will be making a speech on the night. 

Two saxophone bands from CNS will be providing the music at the event.