One of our best team building activities. In small teams you will paddle a quiet and secluded section of the River Chelmer. Taking part in various different challenges designed to help and encourage you to be part of and work as an efficient team. A great sense of achievement when beginners are able to take control and manoeuvre their boat for the first time!
Maximum group size: 12
Minimum age: 7
Not giving up, Facing fears, Encouraging others.
Work together, Perform and contribute, Guide and advise.
Controlling your emotions, Listening to instructions, Leading your team.
National Curriculum Links:
Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities in a team. Physically active for sustained periods of time Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Lead a healthy, active lifestyle.
Identify the effects of air resistance, water-resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces.
Explore resistance in water by looking at boats of different shapes.
use the eight points of a compass, four and six figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build knowledge of the United Kingdom.
We help children to:
- Learn from mistakes, bounce back and try again
- Try new things with a ‘can do’ attitude
- Believe that the harder they work, the better they will get at the things that they do
- Never give up!
- Love learning!
- Keep on trying when challenges occur
- Think their way through problems
- Ask questions and think about our world
- Make links and notice patterns in their experiences
Water resistance, paddle, bow, stern, blade, rotation, feathering of blades, efficient paddle, thwart, stroke, coordination, cooperation, canoe.
Activity Passport Links:
You can complete 2 achievements with this activity.