Head for the jetty at West Mersea our out into the creek at Bradwell on a boat. You’ll need to use steady hands to see who can catch the biggest or most crustaceans in their bucket, whilst feeding the local crab population. You may even be lucky enough to spot Sammy the seal out for a swim!

This activity can be for fun or as part of a lesson in local marine life and can be run in conjunction with our boat rides activity. All crabs are returned, unharmed, to the water at the end of the session

Learning Outcomes

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Although young people often appear outwardly confident, constantly taking and publishing photos of themselves, this confidence is often missing from their academic work. Accepting that perfection cannot always be achieved is a hindrance in the progression of many young people’s academic performance. By taking an attitude of perseverance towards the Essex Outdoors activities, our customers are able to develop their levels of confidence.

People will naturally take on different roles when working in a team. Successful team work is an essential life skill; it is important to acknowledge that there are many different types of successful team work and that throughout their lives, young people will have to take on different roles. Participating in Essex Outdoors activities will allow your students to experience and excel in a range of different roles within a team.

We live in a world where young peoples’ exposure to risk can often be over managed; hindering their ability to learn how to manage risk correctly and ultimately leading to some young people being unable to make good judgement calls. This issue has been addressed in the new Ofsted criteria, and schools are now being encouraged to increase young peoples’ exposure to risk. The activities at Essex Outdoors are designed to expose young people to controlled risks; where they are able to safely ascertain what should and shouldn’t be done and how to successfully reach the goal that they require.

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