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We go beyond the traditional classroom and didactic teaching and instead offer interactive and engaged learning through the medium of sailing.
Sharon Angel, volunteer skipper, discusses her experience with the Winds of Change program
SWD's Winds of Change Program opens a whole new world of challenge, skill development, and discovery for young people who have disengaged from learning.
See footage from our intensive Winds of Change program with the Clontarf Foundation
In the words of SWD founder David Pescud...
"The success of Winds of Change is the real change in peoples' attitude to a challenge.
How they learn to see opportunities and not negatives. How to look for solutions on our boat, and discover how attitude and teamwork can deliver positive outcomes for them and others.
Sailing is the medium we use to achieve these outcomes - after all who can resist the magic of sail?
This work is supported by the commitment and passion of a group of skilled volunteers who love what they do."
Some feedback from our schools:
…. 'the sheer delight can be seen in their faces in the many photographs taken, and the exuberance displayed when they returned to school:
(For complete Testimonial go to Lomandra School Pilot Program)
…. 'it was great to see them up early on a Saturday morning, testing their new skills.
I spoke to their teacher Keith Jackson who spoke of the benefits the program has had on students, which has helped not only build their confidence through demonstrating what they can achieve personally, but also in developing their skills for working in a team.'
(Malcolm Turnbull MP commenting on Lomandra School Dec 2011)
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