Taking full advantage of the waterways at our centres, pupils get out onto the water developing their skills and confidence. Our British Canoe Union qualified Instructors, under the watchful eye of our trained lifeguard, teach children basic skills and paddling techniques. Skills are developed through a variety of fun games and exercises with the whole group, enabling team working and communication skills to develop.

Kayaking is available for groups on Adventure Choice programmes. During the week, in high season (May to July) standard Adventure Choice programmes will not include watersports unless the upgrade is booked, in low season we aim to programme watersports where possible but again this is not guaranteed unless the upgrade is booked.

Please note that as our watersports activities at the Isle of Wight are sea-based, they are tide and weather dependent, and sea conditions will affect which watersports are available on certain days and certain times. At other centres weather may affect which watersports activities are available at certain times.


Learning outcomes

Challenge and risk

React positively to challenges and manage appropriate risk taking

Learning a skill

Demonstrate a new skill or competence


Be able to demonstrate resilience through exposure to failures or setbacks.