A paddling skills course specifically for home educated children, built around games and fun learning. There will be 2 groups, so that the children can be split by age and experience, to work towards the Paddle Start, Discover and Explore awards. Based primarily in kayaks, there will be opportunities so try out other craft on the water, such as Paddleboards and Canoes. Suitable for ages 6 to 14.
Their will also be an opportunity to run Home Ed River Trips for the more advanced paddlers from Home Ed. These trips may take place in Leamington, such as a trip to Warwick Castle, or occur offsite, such as the River Matlock. You will be able to purchase a spot on these river trips after the first session of each course and a discussion with the coach.
There will be two sessions per day in 2022, an AM session and a PM session. If you have not been to us before, or your children has attended but been in the beginners group, then please book onto the AM session. For all others, please book onto the PM session. With a maximum of 16 per session, we will split the groups down according to their age and ability level to maximize the coaching. If you are unsure about which session to book, please contact us directly and we will inform you.
AM sessions: 1100 – 1230
PM session: 1330 – 1500
Dates for 2023:
Spring: April 18th, 25th, May 2nd, 9th, 16th
Summer: June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th July 4th
Autumn: Sept 12th, 19th, 26th, 3rd, 10th
Spring: Tuesday 23rd May (Matlock), Wednesday 24th May (Warwick Castle)
Summer: Tuesday July 11th (Wye)
Autumn: Tuesday Oct 17th (Dee), Tuesday Oct 24th (Matlock)
This course is held at Leam Boat Centre.
If you would like your child to gain an award have a chat with the coach. You can gain the Start, Discover or Explore depending on your skill level. There is a small fee the Discover being £6 and Explore being £8.
Choose your date above, and go to the checkout to buy your course. Please let us know the names and ages of the children by using the delivery comments box at the checkout. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from us. If you have any specific needs or questions that you would like to discuss before the course starts, please give us a call.