Kayaking

Kayaking

Test out our fleet of sit-on-top and traditional kayaks . Our instructors will guide you through all the basic strokes allowing plenty of time to practice your skills through fun games and challenges. You’ll then be able to explore the local waterways and get up close and personal with some fascinating wildlife!

Essex provides the ideal environment to take your first paddle strokes in this wonderful sport. You can also refine your technique as you work towards a British Canoe Union (BCU) Paddlesports award

Learning outcomes

Click below to find out which learning outcomes this activity promotes.

Being able to accept failure at a task is often one of the hardest things for young people to do. Seeing this as an opportunity for growth is even harder! Essex Outdoors instructors have been trained to ensure that young people participating in our activities are able to develop high levels of resilience and perseverance; as well as developing a sense or humour that will help them to see the lighter side of failing in front of their friends and peers.

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.

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.

Where can I try this?

Danbury
Harlow


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Canoeing
Stand up paddleboarding
Paddle sport courses


This activity is suitable for

Primary schools
Secondary schools
Colleges and FE
Youth groups
Corporate customers


Accessible?

Not currently suitable for those with special access requirements, please contact us for assistance.
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