Back in May, we told you about a group of Suffolk children from East Point Academy setting sail to Denmark on a historic boat, with support from Tingdene, as well as kind donations from the public as well as sponsors The Norfolk Boat charity, Sentinel Leisure Trust and construction company Wellington.

East Point Academy sent nine students on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage aboard an historic fishing smack, sailing from Denmark to Lowestoft.

The students embarked aboard the 100-year-old wooden sailing boat, the Excelsior, which they will help to skipper themselves. Some of the students taking part have special educational needs; others have faced challenges such as having low self-esteem or being in care.


We have received a thank you card from Chantelle from The East Point Academy for our donation towards the children Excelsior trip; Chantelle says “the children have grown in confidence and his opportunity has given them skills to work as a team.”

To Tingdene,

Thank you so much for your kind donation to our Excelsior trip. We had a wonderful time and have built upon our confidence, resilience and social skills because of it. THANK YOU!

From East Point Academy