To help keep our sailors engaged and entertained through the colder and darker months we introduced a new winter activity; the Mac n' Cheese Movie night!
This debuted with a Learn to Sail group night early in August and it was a huge success. Crowd favourite Happy Feet was screened, selected because of its powerful message on protecting the marine environment. The sailors left with some good take home lessons on the harsh truths surrounding our involvement in ocean pollution, and in particular how plastic debris affect marine life.
Later in the month, we invited the older groups to our second Mac n' Cheese movie night, with a slightly different flavour. Still relating to the sea, we screened Maidentrip. The incredible true story of Laura Dekker who at the age of 14 embarked on a remarkable two year voyage around the globe with the aim of being the youngest sailor to ever circumnavigate the planet alone. This was a feel good movie that really connected with our sailors and certainly inspired them to think bigger!
Thanks to all the parent support and volunteer kitchen hands keeping the Mac n' Cheese and popcorn coming all night - we will definitely be continuing with this winter activity in years to come!