Tall Ships Competition - 2014
School children in Merseyside are being given the opportunity to
join a voyage of a lifetime.
As part of an initiative run by the Wirral Safer Schools
Partnership and The Tall Ships Youth Trust, two teenagers are being
offered the chance to set sale on a tall ship.
Setting sale during October 2014 half term*, the young people will
be part of a team of forty Year Nine pupils from across Merseyside
who will board the Stavros S Nyarkos brig on a trip around the
Constable Colin Garland said: "The aim of this initiative is to
develop self-reliance, team work and confidence.
"We have two places for two pupils, a boy and girl, and we are
asking people to nominate their son, daughter, grandchild, niece,
nephew, friend or even themselves and tell us why they/you
deserve one of the places on this year's trip.
"This isn't a relaxing holiday though and everyone on board will
be expected to work. The young people work a series of watches
during their voyage and learn other sailing skills in on-board
lectures and practical activities."
Merseyside Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy said: "I am
delighted to be able to offer one young person on Merseyside the
chance to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime trip.
"Merseyside has a proud maritime history and this is a fantastic
opportunity to get a taste of life out on the seas. Alongside the
physical challenge, this trip will give the winning teenager the
chance to learn new skills, build their confidence and improve
their ability to work as part of a team."
The two additional spaces are being funded by the Office of
Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner and The Tall Ships Youth
*26 October - 2 November 2014
Terms and conditions
• Entrants must be Year Nine pupils and reside in
• The competition is not open to employees of the Office of
Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner, Merseyside Police
Officers, their immediate families or anyone else associated with
• Only one entry per person.
• Entries must be no longer than 400 words and should be sent to
Written entries can also be sent for the attention of Con Colin
Garland, The Mosslands School, Mosslands Drive, CH45 8PJ. Full
contact information including full name, address, email address and
contact number must be included.
• The winner will be chosen by Constable Colin Garland.
• The judges' decision is final.
• The prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternatives will be
• Merseyside Police reserves the right to substitute the prizes
for other prizes for other prizes of equal or higher value at its
• Winning entrants to the competition agree to be photographed for
• The winning entries will be publicised on the Merseyside Police
website and local media.
• Photographs will be used in future Merseyside Police publicity
• Merseyside Police does not accept responsibility for late or
• Closing date for all entries is Wednesday, 30 April 2014.
• After the closing date, Merseyside Police will choose one winner
from the fully completed entries.
• The winner will be notified by email/phone/post.
Merseyside Police may use the information you supply for
statistical purposes only, but you will not be able to be
identified from this information. Merseyside Police will not pass
on your details to any third party for any other use than that
stated above without your permission
Tall Ships Competition 2014
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