Hull Trinity House Academy is hoping to buy a yacht to teach sailing and other naval skills to students, as well as loan out to the community. We are hoping to secure sponsorship or donations – no matter how small – to help make the pupils' dreams come true.
Mr Forth said: "It would be fantastic, not just for the academy, but for the city as a whole, especially during this City of Culture year and for Hull Trinity House Academy to go back to its roots and re-ignite that connection with the sea."
Principal Mrs Keaney said: "Although Maritime Studies does not count in the national education league tables, we have chosen to continue to offer this training as it is not only unique to the heritage of Hull Trinity House Academy, but is going to be absolutely essential to young people wishing to pursue careers in Green Port Hull and the Energy Estuary.
"Having full time access to our own sailing vessel will allow us to extend this unique specialist training offer to fill the skills gap in Hull, so that many more young people will have access to Maritime related study programmes that lead directly into careers across the Humber region and beyond."
You can read the full article on the Hull Daily Mail website.