The winter may have kicked in with force this week and indeed that does mean that things slow down somewhat here at Essex Outdoors, but we are still busy making sure we are ready for next season.
''Foremost, the prospect of a summer teaching sailing and being paid to do what I love for a few months, but also the opportunities Essex Outdoors would give me to further my sailing qualifications is what made me apply for the role. [Before Essex Outdoors], I was working in a pub a few days a week during my gap year between college and university.
During my time as a seasonal instructor I have gained my RYA Dinghy Instructor certificate, RYA first aid certificate and RYA Powerboat Level 2; these are all qualifications that mean I can now teach sailing anywhere in the world and have opened up so many opportunities for my future. Besides these, instructing has cemented my love of teaching and working with young people so that I now know the career for me. Living on-site with my colleagues has also been a learning opportunity, learning how to live with others has set me up for university.
Every moment has been incredible. Work hard, play hard just about sums it up! Working hard all week and socialising with great people on the weekend has made this summer one i'll never forget"
Sailing Instructor, Bradwell, Summer 2018
We are delighted to announce that some of these new activities are now in place and ready to provide fun, new and challenging experiences for our customers.
At the Essex Outdoors Danbury centre we have two new activity stations that are up and running and ready to be experienced! We have a new caving course that will encourage you to test your physical and mental limits. We also have a new vertical obstacle course that is 13m high! Here you can see how far you can climb whilst overcoming the obstacles that are in your path.
Our Mersea centre has had several new activities including a Team Swing, which is over 18 metres tall, an excellent way to overcome your fears and push yourself out of your comfort zone. A new Aerial Adventure Course has been installed at Mersea that is 6 meters high and has over 20 different elements for you to challenge your agility and nerve. We have a brand new indoor archery range so you can no longer blame the weather if you miss the target!
We hope you get to enjoy the new activities on your next visit to Essex Outdoors. If you have any questions about our new activities please contact us by calling 0345 200 42200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Essex Outdoors Harlow a specialist climbing and paddle-sport centre is delighted to be hosting a family open day, giving Essex adventure seekers the chance to try exciting activities for free.
The open day will include a schools-specific talk to discuss the benefits of outdoor activities and how Essex Outdoors can meet the needs of schools. Before opening its gates to the public to sample the activities on offer including: climbing, high ropes and paddle boarding. Barbeque food and refreshments will also be available.
The competition is open to all Essex based primary schools and academies and we will be calling on you to name our three new Dufour Drakkar yachts.
The boats will be based at Essex Outdoors Bradwell and will be used by children, young people, and adults for activities and sailing courses.
Entries will be shortlisted by Essex Outdoors; the winner will be selected by an Essex County Council cabinet member and announced at the end of June. The prize-giving will take place at the Essex Outdoors Bradwell centre on 21 July where the named boats will be unveiled!
Each winning pupil will receive a sailing trip along the Blackwater Estuary on the newly named yachts for themselves, their teacher and five classmates.
Winners will experience the captivating views of the Blackwater Estuary and navigate around Osea Island, testing their new-found sailing skills as they race against the other yachts. Upon return to the centre, there will also be a celebratory BBQ.
- Download the entry form
- Email your entries to email@example.com or post to:
Name the New Boats Competition
Essex Outdoors Bradwell
The competition will be open until 16 June 2017.
Essex Outdoors' Bradwell Centre offers a unique coastal location based on the river Blackwater Estuary on the East coast of Essex. Recognised as a leading provider of sailing, yachting and watersport activities, the centre offers high-quality residential and day-based outdoor education, from climbing and archery to canoeing and powerboating.
An exciting development for Essex Outdoors is a move within the Council to be part of the hugely successful EES for Schools. EES for Schools currently work with over 4,500 schools nationally and in 21 countries overseas to provide a variety of school support services.
Recent evidence such as Learning Away and Natural Connections, clearly demonstrates the impact of residential and outdoor learning on educational attainment. With both Essex Outdoors and EES for Schools focused on improving educational outcomes, watch this space for new products and curriculum linked outdoor learning opportunities.