Schools at Horseshoe Lake

Our school activity sessions are designed with guidance from the national curriculum, Royal Yachting Association, and British Canoeing to give your pupils an experience of learning outside of the classroom. We use games with aims to develop their personal and inter-personal skills: improving each pupil’s confidence in both themselves and their peers, strengthening the groups bond, and developing the ability to place trust in those around them. 

Our sessions are fun, safe, and structured with the hope that every pupil will learn something new, whether they have taken part in the activity before or not. We like to push the boundaries with our participants, to move them out of their comfort zones and teach them it is okay to take risks in a safe and monitored environment.

Activities:

  • Sit-on-top Kayaking: A great introduction to kayaking 
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP): Test your balance as you have a go at one of the most popular sports in the world, will you stand or swim?
  • Katakanus: A multi-hull, stable boat, perfect for confidence building and team games!
  • Raft Building: Can you build an improvised raft to transport your team to victory? Sink or Swim, you decide.
  • Dragon Boat Racing: A sport originating from ancient china where team work is the key to victory.
  • Sailing: Harness the power of the wind and take to the lake in one of our sailing boats!
  • Open Canoeing: 2 people, 1 boat, what could possibly go wrong? Work with your partner to get your boat moving around the lake, and complete the challenges the instructors set for you!
  • Fire-lighting: Learn how to build and light a fire, a skill that could come in a lot of use in a survival situation.
  • Team Challenge: Work together with your classmates to complete a selection of puzzles.

Programmes:

Full Multi-Activity Days: Spend a day at Horseshoe Lake taking part in 3-4 different activities!

Half Multi-Activity Days: Spend a Morning or Afternoon at Horseshoe Lake taking part in 1-2 activities

Weekly Multi-Activity Programme: Come and visit us once a week to take part in a different activity each session.

Weekly Course Programme: Come and visit us once a week to work towards a certified course in Sailing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, or Canoeing. By the end of the programme every child that meets the syllabus set out by the Royal Yachting Society or British Canoeing shall receive a certificate!

Below is an example school programme that would enable the children to get the most out of a full day with us, depending on your time constraints, your arrival/departure time may vary. Please contact us at info@horseshoelake.co.uk for more information and to get a quote!

 

 

9:00-9:30

9:30-11:00

11:00-12:30

12:30-13:00

13:00-14:30

14:30-16:00

16:00-16:30

Group A x12

Arrival, Welcome and Change

Kayak

Raft

Lunch

SUP

Dragon Boat

Change and Depart

Group B x12

SUP

Kayak

Raft

Group C x12

Raft

SUP

Kayak