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Kinlet pupils' Cornish summer break maintains tradition
6:20am Monday 26th August 2013 in Local
PUPILS of Kinlet’s Moffats School have spent two weeks of their summer holiday in Cornwall at a camp that was started in 1954 by a former headmaster.
Launched by David Engleheart, It is now run by members of the next two generations of his family, all of whom attended the camp themselves as children.
“I would not consider going anywhere else,” said current head, Robin McCarthy.
“Some people find it difficult to understand that we want to spend part of our summer holiday with our pupils but it gives us such pleasure to see them enjoying the childhood experiences that we enjoyed ourselves and there is nowhere more beautiful in the summer months than the Roseland Peninsula.”
The main activity on offer was sailing, in the school’s own fleet of boats.
“Every child gets something different out of it,” said Mr mcCarthy. “For some, it is all about the water and the boats but, for others, it is a first holiday away from home and a chance to be independent - they all learn to do their washing in a bucket.
“For a few, it is a chance to sketch or read a book uninterrupted for hours in a beautiful place.”
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