Kayaking

Locations

Year Groups

  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Post 16

Duration

  • Half Day
  • Full Day

Difficulty

Adapted to the age and level of experience of students on adventure.

Min Group Size

12 People

wild water adventure

Getting afloat, learning to control the kayak, and exploring the world from the water – kayaking is the most versatile and accessible of paddle sports enjoyed on calm waters to navigating exciting river rapids.

Students will learn that is takes determination to paddle a kayak and will soon discover how their decisions and effort turn into genuine achievement.  Learning to kayak encourages reflection because a kayak will only do what you ask it to! Ask it to do the right things and you will find yourself immersed (sometimes quite literally!) in an amazing adventure.

Our Kayaking adventures follow rivers in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks, and the time on the water is adapted to the age and level of experience of students on adventure.

What’s Included

All specialist equipment

Kayak, paddles, water sports helmet, and buoyancy aid.

All specialist clothing

Waterproofs and wetsuits when required. 

Transport

Once at the centre, all transport to and from adventure activities is provided.

Experienced, full-time, outdoor teachers and tutors

Each group of 12 students is led by a fully qualified and experienced outdoor tutor.

– back in the classroom –

curriculum links

Kayaking can be used as an effective tool to enhance the curriculum, you can use it as a craft to explore the river or lake and learn all about the water cycle, and local environment. You can also learn about the local history of the river or lake, learn all about the design that goes into making kayaks and of course learn about how to stay safe on the water.

Key Stage 2

PE: Water Safety

Students will learn all about the risks and dangers that are present in the river and lake environment, how to manage them, and keep themselves safe.

Geography: Water Cycle

Students will see the water cycle in action. They can discuss how water moves around the world and ultimately ends up where they are, with further discussion on where drinking water comes from and how it is processed.

Key Stage 3

Design and Technology

Students can learn all about the design of the kayak and how materials have developed over time. They can also learn how balance and trim effects the performance of the craft.

History: Local

Local history and the influence of the waterway can be explored in detail.  Students can learn about what the areas close to the waterway were used for, now and in the past, and how this has changed over time.

Key Stage 4

P.E.

Following the GCSE P.E curriculum, we can develop student’s skills to help them perform core paddling skills/techniques in increasingly demanding and progressive drills in interesting and fun environments.

Geography

The challenge of natural hazards is part of the GCSE curriculum.  Whilst kayaking, students can spend time talking about these hazards and how they have shaped our environment. The shape of river valleys for example, changes as the rivers flows downstream – there is no better way to explore this than from in a kayak or canoe.

LOCATIONS: Offered at both Bewerley Park and East Barnby

YEAR GROUPS: Suitable for Primary School, Secondary School, and post 16 students

DURATION: Available as a full or half day activity

DIFFICULTY: Adapted to the age and level of experience of students on adventure

MIN GROUP SIZE: 12 Students

wild water adventure

Getting afloat, learning to control the kayak, and exploring the world from the water – kayaking is the most versatile and accessible of paddle sports enjoyed on calm waters to navigating exciting river rapids.

Students will learn that is takes determination to paddle a kayak and will soon discover how their decisions and effort turn into genuine achievement.  Learning to kayak encourages reflection because a kayak will only do what you ask it to! Ask it to do the right things and you will find yourself immersed (sometimes quite literally!) in an amazing adventure.

Our canoeing adventures follow rivers in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks, and the time on the water is adapted to the age and level of experience of students on adventure.

What’s Included?

All specialist watersports equipment

Kayak, paddles, helmet, and buoyancy aid

All specialist clothing

Waterproofs and wetsuits when required. 

Transport

Once at the centre, all transport to and from adventure activities is provided.

Experienced, full-time, outdoor teachers and tutors

Each group of 12 students is led by a fully qualified and experienced outdoor tutor.

classroom benefits

curriculum links

 

Kayaking can be used as an effective tool to enhance the curriculum, you can use it as a craft to explore the river or lake and learn all about the water cycle, and local environment. You can also learn about the local history of the river or lake, learn all about the design that goes into making kayaks and of course learn about how to stay safe on the water.

Key Stage 2

PE: Water safety

Students will learn all about the risks and dangers that are present in the river and lake environment, how to manage them, and keep themselves safe.

Geography: Water cycle

Students will see the water cycle in action. They can discuss how water moves around the world and ultimately ends up where they are, with further discussion on where drinking water comes from and how it is processed.

Key Stage 3

Design and technology

Students can learn all about the design of the kayak and how materials have developed over time. They can also learn how balance and trim effects the performance of the craft.

History: Local

Local history and the influence of the waterway can be explored in detail.  Students can learn about what the areas close to the waterway were used for, now and in the past, and how this has changed over time.

Key Stage 4

P.E.

Following the GCSE P.E curriculum, we can develop student’s skills to help them perform core paddling skills/techniques in increasingly demanding and progressive drills in interesting and fun environments.

Geography

The challenge of natural hazards is part of the GCSE curriculum.  Whilst kayaking, students can spend time talking about these hazards and how they have shaped our environment. The shape of river valleys for example, changes as the rivers flows downstream – there is no better way to explore this than from in a kayak or canoe.