Tall Ships Challenge: Six Months On

Tall Ships Challenge: Six Months On

For the past three years, Harrow has worked with groups of young offenders from the Borough of Harrow as part of the Tall Ships Challenge.

Two 22m yachts are chartered from the Tall Ships Trust and sailed off the south coast of England. Minimising preconceptions, as well as finding a neutral space where neither Harrovians nor the other young people are at home, are the key reasons for choosing sailing.

The first challenge was for the Harrovians to raise sufficient funds to pay for their own places on the trip, and those of the other young people. They arrange concerts, directed plays, ran marathons, cleaned cars, gardened and organised raffles.

In a tweet on 11 January, Tall Ships Youth Trust commented, 'We can't believe it has been 6 months since Harrow School teamed up with Harrow Youth Offending Team to embark on a life changing voyage. The voyage breaks down barriers and creates an environment where both groups are able to learn from each other.'