Canoeing Course - Introduction to Open Canoeing

Posted on: 12/11/2017

10 new year 7 students and 2 older students, Brooke and Shanaya (who assisted as assistant leaders)  took part in a fun filled 6 week canoeing course on the River Stour as part of the Pastoral teams Reward and Intervention Programme.

The course was an introduction to the Sport of Open Canoeing, for the majority of the group, they had not canoed before.

Over the 6 weeks everyone progressed extremely well in confidence and skills as well as team work as the group had to organise themselves launching the canoes etc.

The final session was a joy to be had as students had the opportunity to have a go at Solo Canoeing, Kayaking and Paddle boards. They also had the opportunity to splash and eventually push into the River Dave Yhnell our School Based Youth Worker as throughout the 6 week course all students got very wet in water battles.

Pictures show Students with their certificates, Canoe and paddle board pictures and Dave after being pushed in… 

Written by Kelly Dale

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