I was off for much of last week so whilst complaining that I had
nothing super exciting to write about today, my colleague Simon
jumped at the chance to share his experiences at the NCBA AGM
Yesterday I accompanied two of our young volunteers down to
London so that they could contribute to the AGM of the National
Community Boat Association.
Luke and Jonny had completed the Community Boat Leadership
Programme, run by NCBA, back in February. Along with four other
volunteers they learned boat handling, wildlife and environmental
knowledge, and the heritage of the waterways over the course of
four days. Part of the course required the participants to organise
an event, and this was based at the National Waterways Museum with
all volunteers dressed in period costume and demonstration boat
handling and lock operation to members of the public.
Luke was asked by NCBA to speak to the meeting about his
experience on the course and how it has benefitted him as an
individual. His presentation went down very well with the assembled
guests with some good questions after. Luke was complimented on his
presentation by one of the NCBA trustees and he was wished all the
best with his job hunting.
Prior to the presentation Jonny and Luke helped along with other
volunteers from NCBA to take guests for a short trip down the canal
to show off their boat handling skills.
We are looking to continue our relationship with NCBA in the
future and are trying to secure funding to allow us to do this.