Kayaking for Schools & Support Groups

As part of our commitment to local schools and the support groups who help make a real difference to people's lives, we are delighted to offer subsidised rates for kayaking sessions booked by schools, local charities and voluntary support groups!

Eligible groups are charged at only £40 per hour (for up to 8 participants), with larger groups charged per instructor, per hour up to a maximum group size of 32 participants (requires 4 instructors).

We have a long and successful history of working with mainstream and specialist schools, PRUs and voluntary support services to deliver adventurous water-based activities that help participants of all abilities develop new skills and interests, get active and have fun - all in a team environment that's safe, stimulating and rewarding.

Away from a typical classroom environment, our paddlesport sessions open up the magic of experimental education – learning by doing and developing the confidence to respond to new and changing situations. Along with improved emotional and physical wellbeing, the potential to develop new skills and gain recognised accreditations encourages wider personal and educational ambition and helps enrich lives in many ways.

In addition to being fun and energetic, we ensure that all of our activities complement key stage learning in the four main areas of development:

  • Acquisition of new skills
  • Selection and application of skills and tactics
  • Evaluation and improved performance
  • Knowledge and understanding of fitness principles

Within each of these areas a range of soft skills are positively encouraged including, effective communication, motivation of team members and respect of peers.

The activities

Kayaking

Canoeing

Bell Boating

Canal Boating

GCSE PE

Team-Development workshops

Residential Holiday Packages

All of our sessions are run by fully qualified staff and are tailored to suit the needs of each group. They can range from a quick taster session to full curriculum based programs which run throughout the year.

photo of a group kayaking at The Pirate CastleTo keep track of individual progression we offer an evaluation service which can be added onto any activity sessions at the time of booking. This will include an individual skills record, evaluation report of the group as a whole and the issuing of any certification.

We may also ask the students to fill in a quick evaluation of our service so that we can maintain good standards.