PSII and VYPC paddling collaboration…


One of the learners at the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry (PSII) is a national paddling champion. His club, VYPC (Victoria Youth Paddling Club) is a 15 minute walk from the school.

He has demonstrated excellent entrepreneurial skills hurdling the obstacles to get the school paddling outrigger canoes.  I honestly thought that we were not going to be able to do it.  Hurdle after hurdle jumped and we have now been paddling for 5 weeks.  We are planning to go the entire winter unless it is absolutely miserable out there.

The goals are to develop our technique and strength so we can head out past the break water and do some surfing.  We have a fabulous training ground.  The Gorge waterway in Victoria is a beautiful location.  Today, it was so calm.  It is my favorite morning of the school week.  I love being out on the water.

This is the kind of work that I would like to see from all of the kids.  Find your calling and don’t take no for an answer.

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