National Navigation Award success for service users

Three service users from Autism Together have successfully achieved their bronze National Navigation Award by working on our narrowboat in Cheshire.

Christopher Gouldson, Christopher Molloy and Jake Sanguinetti were all awarded their certificates by narrowboat manager, Keith Saunders.

The men have spent the last year working hard on the award; making simple maps of interior and exterior building features, undertaking journeys around the inside and outside of buildings using a map, and orientating the map at different locations.

The three men will now continue to work towards their silver award, which will see them understand basic map symbols, investigate points of interest in a journey, and follow a defined route around a small park using prominent paths or tracks.

On gaining the award, Christopher Molloy said:

“I’m really excited to take my certificate home and put it up in a frame on the wall, and I am really looking forward to starting my silver award now.”

Keith Saunders, manager of the narrowboat, said:

“This bronze award is just one of many that these young men have achieved on-board our narrowboat, with two of them having already gained their Helmsman certificate and one training for it. I’m really proud of what they have all achieved and can’t wait to see how they get on training for their silver award next”.