Tall Ships Residential Opportunity with the Atlantic Youth Trust

The Atlantic Youth Trust has teamed up with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Gaisce – The President’s Award to offer two young people, one from DofE and one from Gaisce the opportunity to participate in a 10 day Tall Ships voyage around New Zealand on the Spirit of New Zealand [4 – 18 Jan 2018].  And the good news is that this can count towards the Residential section of your Gold award!

You’ll be one of a small number of young people who will get on board to experience the trip of a life time. The 10 day programme can at times be mentally and physically demanding with activities including sailing, swimming and hiking.  

You’ll leave with a whole new set of skills, lots of new friends and new confidence to take on the challenges in life. It’s not about just learning to sail – you will develop self-esteem, teamwork, leadership and communication skills.

By taking part you’ll improve your communication and leadership skills, learn the importance of self-awareness and being a part of a team. As you face the various challenges, your confidence will increase as you increasingly move outside of your comfort zone.You will meet other young people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Over the 10 days you will come to depend on each other, learn tolerance and acceptance and create close and lasting bonds. 


Participants must:

• be aged between 16 -17 years (16 on or before 01/01/18 and no older than 17) 

• meet the medical criteria of the voyage

• agree to the code of conduct/terms and conditions of the voyage

• Provide medical confirmation of fitness to travel

Application forms can be dowloaded here

Applications should be returned by Monday November 6 2017 at 12 noon to: info@gaisce.ie



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