The surf school that put South Shields on the map

Passionate surfer Nick Jones runs South Shields Surf School on Sand Haven beach in the North East of the UK. His school doesn’t just help local surf fans practise their skills, Nick gets young people, disadvantaged families and people with disabilities all into the ocean to have fun, grow in confidence and improve their wellbeing.

In this episode presenter Veronica Gordon hears from Nick about how local people convinced him to make his business more community focused; she chats to Mandie Smedley from organisation Family Gateway who work closely with the school; and meets Head Teacher Dave Borrell who changes his students’ attitudes through surfing with Nick.