Plymouth School of Creative Arts is celebrating after being awarded £199,208 of National Lottery funding from Sport England to help families; especially those on low income in Plymouth get active with their children.

Each of the funded projects will work to address this by building adults' confidence around getting active with their children, and by providing experiences for families that are enjoyable, convenient and low cost.

The Project is a partnership between the School and:
- Red 22 CIC
- Plymouth Youth Sailing
- The Mountbatten Centre
- The Lynher Barge CIC
- Cornwall Surf Academy

The purpose is to create a meaningful pathway to water-based activities and sports for families whose children attend the Waterfront School; as well as other families living in the vicinity. Individuals and families will be supported in volunteering and becoming part of social action projects.

With this new National Lottery funding, Plymouth School of Creative Arts (located within a stone's throw of the waterfront) will be running a mix of day tasters focusing on:
- sailing (dry/wet)
- surfing
- swimming
- canoeing/paddle boarding
Followed by a 12-session structured programme and, for several families, an opportunity to spend 3 days crewing on the Lynher Barge as well as linking in with other water-based activities.

Read the full press release via pdf link below.