This is the fifth week (Mondays & Tuesdays only) of a 6 week programme to provide a canoeing activity for the classes of Year 3 and Year 4 as they are looking at water based transportation this term.
Our venue for this project is the Shropshire Union Canal or ‘Shroppie’ to its friends near Newport, which is quite popular for narrow boat enthusiasts. Much of the session is about teamwork and learning to work together to make tasks successful. The sessions are still evolving but the groups under instruction have unloaded and loaded the canoes, assisted with rafting them up and played an active part in paddling the canoes along the canal.
This weeks group were a great bunch to work with who really enjoyed being on the water, learning about the canal and playing games. A particular favourite is stand uppaddling which I have christened ‘Titanic’ and even the teaching staff get involved with this one.
Although, it was initially a struggle adapting to working with this age group I’m really enjoying the sessions and how they have evolved over the past few weeks.