Super Sam awarded for UK Young Adventurer’s Award

Super Sam awarded for UK Young Adventurer’s Award

Wey Valley student Sam Anstey received a commendation by the UK Young adventurers Awards 2015 panel for his drive and passion for the outdoors and won a day at an activity centre in Derbyshire with his family.
Sam, who is in Year 9, was nominated for Adventurer aged 12 - 17 years in acknowledgment of his spirit of adventure across the country.
Mr Salmon, PE teacher and lead on Outdoor Adventure said: ‘Sam has been outstanding in many aspects of outdoor adventure at school. He is a brilliant mountain biker, road and track cyclist, sailor and windsurfer’.
Having experienced water sports through The Will Mackaness Trust in Year 7, Sam has worked tirelessly with windsurfing with the racing team at the OTC and regularly competes in all age categories.

 

Sam said ‘When I started at Wey Valley, I was given the opportunity through the Will Mackaness Trust to try out Windsurfing and Sailing, both of which I enjoy. My passion is Windsurfing and I spend as much time on the water in Portland Harbour. Through the TRIS Best and all at the Official Test Centre at Portland, I have progressed to compete at the British Slalom Association series throughout the UK at Amateur level and I hope to eventually compete in the professional fleet’.
Mr Salmon added: ‘Sam is also working towards his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award and his preparations are well underway for the school trek and cultural expedition in Nepal this December. For someone so young, Sam’s dedication has rightly been recognised by the UK Young Adventurer’s Award and the wide range of opportunities at Wey Valley have enabled Sam and many other students to experience the great outdoors. Sam is a credit to the school and to the youth community’.