Stand up paddle boarding

Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) for schools and groups in Essex

The latest addition to our paddle sports line-up – the exciting sport of stand-up paddle boarding – or SUP – is an excellent way to develop water confidence, and build core strength and balance. You’ll be on your feet and exploring the beautiful rivers, creeks and sheltered waterways of Essex in no time.

Our giant Mega SUP is the perfect group activity, testing your cooperation and teamwork skills to the limits!

Sessions can range from ‘give-it-a-go’ tasters through to a full day’s journey and even lead to a national qualification.

Learning outcomes

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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.

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This activity is suitable for

Primary schools
Secondary schools
Colleges and FE
Corporate customers
Youth groups


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