Students and lecturers from Cornwall College in Newquay visited the Museum of British Surfing this week as part of their Surf Science foundation degree.
The course is aimed at people wanting to get work in the surfing industry or related environmental fields. It enables students to experience designing & building their own surfboard, take surf coaching awards, develop health & fitness regimes – and get valuable work experience.
Yesterday 16 students and lecturers spent two hours touring the museum and checking out its current exhibition Sixties SURFER! They also had a talk from Museum of British Surfing founder Peter Robinson about how and why the charity was set-up, British surfing history and the importance of protecting the environment. They followed up with a question and answer session before heading off to one of the local North Devon beaches to go surfing.
Peter explained to the group that there are work experience and volunteering opportunities at the museum, and that in the New Year it is planned to create two new apprentice posts based in Braunton.