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The Dorset School Games are back for 2023!

Yes, the Dorset School Games are back for 2023 and we cannot wait! You may notice that we are planning for this earlier than usual due to such high demand, so please get back to us as soon as you can if you wish your primary or secondary school to take part in this fabulous FREE event.

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Our 2 successful annual free events -  Dorset School Games Sailing Regatta and the Can Do Festival for SEND Pupils will be held at Poole Park Lake – BH15 2SF in June next year. Water training sessions available in preparation for this. After a 2-year break, it was wonderful to be able to offer the event in 2022 and this was very much reflected in the feedback we receive from some lovely local schools and teachers:

"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the last two days. It was such a well organised event that had everything covered. The children had an amazing time, both on and off the water, and the instructors were brilliant: energetic, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and helpful. Please pass on my thanks to all involved. We hope to be back next year!" Andrea, Cranborne Middle School

"Hi just wanted to thank you for a very well organised event today that our students really enjoyed . Please pass on our thanks to School Games staff and the work experience students who were super." Mark, Wey Valley Academy 

Dorset Sailing Regatta

Sailors with RYA stage 1 as a minimum level for entry (Challenge Fleet is in pairs, Stage 1 or 2) (Gold Fleet is individual, Stage 3, 4 and above)

Ideally, we would like 6 in each to make teams of max 12 per entry/ event day.

Primary Day - Years 4 - 6 on Tuesday 6th June 2023 
Secondary Day - Years 7 - 10 on Wednesday 7th June 2023

Can Do Festival for SEND Pupils

Teams of 8 per entry / event day.

Primary Day - Years 4 - 6 on Thursday 15th June 2023  
Secondary Day - Years 7 - 10 on Friday 16th June 2023  

Sailing sessions and preparing for the Dorset School Games

Now is a great time to start booking in your spring and summer sessions for 2023 at Poole Park Lake with us to get the dates that work best for you. 

Whether it’s shorter a 2-hour session or a full day or more, you can bring your schools to enjoy multi activity sessions, taking in a variety of water sports or work towards a RYA qualification on a sailing course.  Or perhaps introduce a competitive element and we can set a challenge using a variety of the equipment to demonstrate those skills learnt, engage, and generate excitement. 

Local Schools Pricing for 2023 

1 x full day in school hours = £35pp
2-hour session in school hours = £19pp
2-hour session after school hours = £26pp
2 x Full days - RYA Sailing Course Stages 1 & 2 (12-14hrs) = £80pp + £10 for logbook (Individual price is £195pp @ Rockley Point so it’s a bargain!)
6 x 2 hours in school = £110pp - RYA Sailing Courses or Multi Activity 
6 x 2 hours after school = £150pp - RYA Sailing Courses or Multi Activity 

Activities on offer – Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Raft building, Stand Up Paddle boarding and Mega Sup.

Can incorporate race training sessions - Paddle sports or Sailing for Dorset School games event below in preparation – confidence building – prices above

Please contact Sara for further details or to book:  [email protected]  or 01202 677272

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