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Dart Harbour Young Champion Awards

The 2014 Dart Harbour Young Champion Awards have got underway with a river trip by Dartmouth Academy pupils. The trip on Monday March 10 was the first of seven free trips organised by Dart Harbour thanks to the generosity of Greenway Ferries, who donated the boat and crew completely free of charge.

The children had an exciting three-hour trip up and down the river, from the harbour mouth and its historic castles all the way up to Totnes and back again. The Greenwa staff gave a fun and informative commentary for the children to inspire further study when they returned to the classroom The Dartmouth Academy youngsters will be putting together an entry for the Primary Age Group of the Awards, which aim to promote the use of and love for the river Dart in the area’s young people. Last year the awards had a record-breaking entry – with more than 50 classes and individuals entering the different age groups.

Dart Harbour Master Rob Giles said: “It’s brilliant so many young people are going to benefit from these river trips, which are made possible thanks to the support of Greenway Ferries and their very helpful staff. “The Young Champion Awards are growing every year and we are delighted to see so many young people being inspired by the river we all love so much.” Jan Scott, Dart Harbour board member with special responsibility for the Young Champion Awards, said: “Every year the children of the area impress and inspire us with their work based on the river. The river trips have become a very important yearly event and
the support of Greeway Ferries is very much appreciated and applauded by Dart Harbour. “The breadth and scope of the work is very impressive year after year and I am personally looking forward
to the judging process after the closing date on June 20.”

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