Fascinating insight into world of sailing

Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Nikki Henderson with some Year 6 pupils.

Children at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools have been given a fascinating insight into the world of sailing by a history-making British yachtswoman.

Nikki Henderson, who is the youngest skipper to complete the gruelling round-the-world Clipper Race, told students about the importance of resilience and leadership, on Thursday 14th March.

Nikki ran workshops with pupils at Monmouth School for Girls and led interactive sessions at Monmouth School Girls’ Prep, which involved children tying knots and dressing up in sailing kit.

She spent 11 months at sea during the Clipper Race and has been sailing since the age of 13 after a short stint in the Sea Cadets.

Her visit to the town was made possible by Monmouth-based sailor, Mr Eric Froggatt. Nikki also gave a lecture to pupils and guests at Monmouth School for Girls on the Wednesday evening.

Nikki Henderson with Year 5 pupils.