Bella joined us in January… shortly after finishing the 12 week course in December (see her full profile here). Bella wasn’t made to stay behind for bad behaviour, but decided that, despite it being tough by the sea with an extensive range of break-time biscuits, her woodworking skills would benefit more from another 3 months at the Academy than any of her alternatives. She says she loved it so much she considered stowing away under one of the boats if we said ‘no’. But we were delighted to make some adjustments to her training programme and Bella, in effect, completed a 6 month course. Bella says redoing the course was one of the best decisions she ever made.