Year 2 college student Toby Griffen is currently on Rockley's Level 3 Extended Diploma in Outdoor Activities course and is thriving, however things haven't always come easy for Toby due to his dyslexia. Like many of our students, he hasn't let this define him or restrict is capabilities.

“I really want to emphasise the positive side of dyslexia. I like the fact that I’m giving something back to Poole Yacht Club by training the youth sailors now - I’d encourage everyone to follow their ambitions.”

Toby Griffen

Toby has been sailing with Poole Yacht Club since he was seven years old and, having worked through all the RYA levels, then went on to qualify as a dinghy instructor. Now aged 18, he is training the youth sailors at Poole Yacht Club and is the youth representative on the sailing committee, enjoying keelboat racing and crewing on a Cape 31.

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