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Pupils organise water activities.

Two pupils of Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf have organised a watersports event at Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre as part of their A-level sport and leisure studies.

Sixth-formers Jack Pittard and Daniel Richardson have planned a series of bell boat races at the centre at Channel View Leisure Centre in Grangetown taking into account all elements of event management, including timetables, health and safety, and publicity.

Jack and Daniel approached staff at the centre for help in running their own event on the water as they aimed to create a safe, fun environment.

The students have also managed to arrange a small amount of sponsorship to pay for a trophy and T-shirts for the teams.

Bell boat racing is an excellent platform for introducing competitors of all ages to watersports.

The boat is a unique, versatile design in watercraft - its purpose is to remove the fear of taking part and to help with team work and co-operation.

The youngsters have planned a warm-up and training session in the morning, managed by the CBWAC staff, followed by a series of races on the Taff between teams from the four school houses.

Four teams of 10 competitors will be racing cheered on by a number of spectators from Glantaf.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 6, 2006
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