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Year 8 Canoeing

Dear Parents and Students,

Following your son’s request for outdoor education this year, I am pleased to invite him on to one of our canoeing sessions, which will take place this academic year. 

Please see your son’s allocated date on the text message you received this link on.  

We shall be paddling around Bartley Reservoir in our open Canadian canoe fleet. Learning the skills and techniques to handle a canoe tandem and solo on open water. Students will also be working towards their KNBS Canoeing Award.

Students should meet me by the Outdoor Education Room at 8.50am after assembly/form. The Outdoor Education room is D 1.6, by the side of the dining room. We will return to school at 3pm. Students should come to school in uniform. Students will be transported in the school mini bus.  

Students will be given full wet suits, boots, wind proofs and buoyancy aids. Please send your son with swimming shorts, towel, packed lunch and a drink. Packed lunches are available for free school meal students.

Students will be expected to shower in the changing rooms at Bartley Reservoir following their canoeing lesson. The weather may still be cold this time of year, so bring a few extra layers, gloves and a hat are advisable.  

In order for your son to take part in this activity, we will need the online medical consent form (link below) submitted before his allocated date.

To maintain this wonderful opportunity for our students, it is essential we have contributions from families. Parental contributions help support the running and upkeep of the outdoor adventure programme as well as providing outdoor learning opportunities across the curriculum for all students.

Contributions are to be made via ParentPay to the ‘Parental Contributions' payment item.

If your son is unable to take this opportunity, then please let me know so we can reallocate the space.

Thanks for your support.        

Yours sincerely

Mr B Julian
Head of Outdoor Education