Acle Academy

Relaunch of 'Bootlegger'

Several of our sailing students were invited to take part in a celebration of the relaunch of a beautiful wooden lady who turns 100 years old this year.

Eastwood Whelpton in Upton are having a year of celebrating the traditional cabin cruiser named 'Bootlegger' who was restored recently by the boatyard.  Part of the celebrations will include 'Bootlegger's Big Adventure' where she will be sailed by multiple crews across the whole of the Northern and Southern Broads. She will also be meeting up with the Flying Scotsman train which also celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. 

Acle Academy are proud to be associated with both Eastwood Whelpton and the centenary, and are delighted that our students have been recognised within the local community.  As a school we are so proud of the way they conducted themselves at the launch event, serving cakes, unveiling a specially commissioned painting, and speaking with the public.  

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