Ormiston Park Academy take to the high seas

Posted: 16th June 2018

SIXTEEN young women from four Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) academies across the country set sail alongside six female business leaders on two voyages, as part of a unique project to inspire and engage the next generation of female leaders.

The project, Leading Lights, is a brand-new initiative run by national charity Ormiston Trust, in conjunction with Trinity House, the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO), and the Honourable Company of Master Mariners (HCMM).

Two voyages took place across May led by the wonderful Ocean Youth Trust South crew including volunteers. The first team was made up of four students from Cowes Enterprise College on the Isle of Wight and four students from City of Norwich School. The business leaders included; Penny Scott-Bayfield, Finance Director at Conde Nast Britain, Kate Oliver, Chief Executive of John Hayes, and Kristeen Keith, Business Operations and Systems Director at Glaxo-Smith Kline (GSK). The students and business leaders embarked on a five-day sailing adventure out of Poole harbour to Dartmouth and back to Poole, aboard the beautiful training vessel ‘Prolific’.

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