Year 9 Canoeing Trip

Dear Parent/Carer,

Following your son’s request for Outdoor Education this year, I am pleased to invite him onto the canoeing trip along the Birmingham canal, which will take place this academic year.

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

Students have the opportunity to put their skills learnt in year 8 in a different location. Here they further develop the same paddling techniques whilst undertaking an adventurous journey. Students are taught how to adjust their paddling skills to suit the different body of water. In addition to these adjustments, there is an added emphasises on group and risk management in an expedition setting. These developments allow students to work towards and demonstrate the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve their Silver and Gold awards. 

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

Please supply a packed lunch and a large drink. Packed lunches are available for free school meal students. 

Students will be provided with all safety gear, wetsuits and footwear. Please remember to bring a towel and swim wear to put on underneath their wetsuits. If the weather is nice, please bring shorts and t-shirt to wear instead of a wetsuit as this maybe to warm.

Students are required to come to school in full uniform and will get change at Bartley reservoir.

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.                                              

Mr B Julian                                  

Head of Outdoor Education