Paddle Boarding

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

put your balance to the test

As one of the fastest growing water sports in the UK.  Paddling on your stomach, knees, and feet, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) provides an endless amount of fun on the water for students of all ages and abilities.

Students on adventure with us get to paddle across calm reservoir waters in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks.

Enjoy our single SUPs at Bewerley park or Jumbo SUP at East Barnby.

Paddle boarding is a seasonal activity and is available from the Easter holidays to the October Half Term.

What’s Included

All specialist equipment

Stand up paddleboard, paddles, buoyancy aid, and watersports helmet.

All specialist clothing

Wetsuit and waterproofs 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

Not only is paddleboarding a booming sport with great appeal it can be used as an exciting way to explore and meet areas of the curriculum, water safety is inherently important as a part paddleboarding, learning safe use of the craft and managing personal safety on the water is key. Engaging with the environment on the water cycle or the areas history can also form key aspects of the activity.

Key Stage 2

P.E: Water Safety

Students will learn all about the risks and dangers that are present in the environment, how to assess and manage the risks, and how to 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. Other aspects can also be discussed such as where drinking water comes from and how it is processed.

Key Stage 3

Design and Technology

Paddleboarders can learn all about the design of the boards and how materials have developed over time, with rigid and inflatable models. They can also learn how balance and trim effects the performance of the craft.

History: Local

Local history around the uses of the waterways by people, now and in the past, can be explored in detail. Discussion can be had around what the areas close to the waterway were used for and how this has changed over time.

Key Stage 4

P.E.

Following the GCSE P.E. curriculum, we can help develop students’ 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 paddling, students can spend time talking about these hazards and exploring how they have shaped the environment.

When paddling down a river, students can observe how the shape of the valley changes as the river flows downstream. If paddling on reservoir waters, the use of the water and the impact of the reservoir’s construction can be discussed and explored.

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

put your balance to the test

As one of the fastest growing water sports in the UK.  Paddling on your stomach, knees, and feet, stand up paddleboarding provides an endless amount of fun on the water for students of all ages and abilities.

Students on adventure with us get to paddle across calm reservoir waters in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks.

What’s Included?

All specialist equipment

Stand up paddle board, paddles, buoyancy aid, and watersports helmet

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

 

Not only is paddleboarding a booming sport with great appeal it can be used as an exciting way to explore and meet areas of the curriculum, water safety is inherently important as a part paddleboarding, learning safe use of the craft and managing personal safety on the water is key. Engaging with the environment on the water cycle or the areas history can also form key aspects of the activity.

Key Stage 2

P.E. Water Safety

Students will learn all about the risks and dangers that are present in the environment, how to assess and manage the risks, and how to 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. Other aspects can also be discussed such as where drinking water comes from and how it is processed.

Key Stage 3

Design and Technology

Paddleboarders can learn all about the design of the boards and how materials have developed over time with rigid and inflatable models. They can also learn how balance and trim effects the performance of the craft.

History: Local

Local history around the uses of the waterways by people, now and in the past, can be explored in detail. Discussion can be had around what the areas close to the waterway were used for and how this has changed over time.

Key Stage 4

P.E.

Following the GCSE P.E curriculum, we can help develop students’ 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 paddling, students can spend time talking about these hazards and exploring how they have shaped the environment.

When paddling down a river, students can observe how the shape of the valley changes as the river flows downstream.  If paddling on reservoir waters, the use of the water and the impact of the reservoir’s construction can be discussed and explored.