A LUCKY student was taken to the water in a yacht after winning a competition “naming the vessel.”
The winners of the completion were Hayden Jennings, from Ramsey’s two Village Primary School entered in the competition Essex outdoors for pupils to name three Dufour Drakkar yachts.
The five year old student Hayden won the competition, he named a seven-meter day boats “The Merryweather.”
There were two more students present who secured the second and the third position. The students were from St Francis Catholic Primary School of Maldon. The named the two different boats “Osea Pearl” and “Seas the Day”.
Now, the students who have won the competition will be invited in the naming ceremony with their teachers along with five classmates. Here, they will spend some time on the yacht unveiling and an activity session. Here, they will also get an opportunity to participate in the high ropes and the climbing activities on the boat.
The three yachts that have been named by these students will be the part of a program of “investment in Essex Outdoors” and it will be based at the Essex Outdoors Bradwell (EOB). The boats will be used primarily by children, adults and young people for activities that are water based and for sailing courses.
Ray Gooding, who is the councilor and also the responsible person for this event said, “I was delighted to see the excitement of children about their participation in the competition. It was a great pleasure to see children enjoying the opportunity to take to the water on the new boats, and also learning new skills.”
“I expect that the experience that they have got today will remain with them for years to come. We are going to organize such events in more schools and hoping more children will be benefited from this.”