Region: South East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Lagoon Watersports, Hove Lagoon, Kingsway, Hove BN3 4LX

Contact: 01273 42 48 42 option 2

Website: https://www.lagoon.co.uk/school-watersports-outdoor-education-brighton/

Description

Lagoon Watersports offers children and young people the opportunity to take part in various outdoor adventurous activities, such as sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and team and raft build.

Lagoon Watersports has over 23 years experience offering watersports to school groups. We offer activities for students age 6+. Although most activities for school groups take place at Hove Lagoon, older students do have the option to take part in sailing and powerboating activities from our coastal centre at Brighton Marina.
We cater for groups of 4 students up to over 100.

Do you have a video on YouTube or anywhere else that you would like to link to?
https://www.lagoon.co.uk/school-watersports-outdoor-education-brighton/

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media?
https://www.facebook.com/LagoonWatersports

https://twitter.com/hovelagoon

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?
Ideal learning environment of Hove Lagoon Safe, shallow and sheltered water making it easy and safe to learn watersports
Great onshore facilities with changing rooms, hot showers and cafe.
Great combination of fun and learning in new environment
Friendly and approachable NGB qualified instructors.
All instructor working with children are DBS checked
Used by over 60 different schools and community groups
Introduced over 70,000 kids to watersports
Teachers can get active too…

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any other accreditation such as AALA?
LOtC
RYA
BWSW
BSUPA

What does a typical educational visit include?
Activity session are tailor made to the groups requirements. We offer multi activity Taster days, enrichment days and weeks, weekly sessions to gain recognised qualifications. We offer course suitable for Key Stage 1 - 4, BTEC and DofE.

We also offer after school clubs and class bonding sessions.

What group sizes do you cater for?
4 - 100+

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?
Yes

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
Yes - As long as all class members are happy to be filmed

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
We have full risk assessments available and they can be emailed to teachers. Site visits can be arrange by contacting us.

Is specific clothing required for the trip?
All specialised equipment is provide, including wet suits.

Usually students should bring swimming costume, towel and suitable clothing forthe weather.( Eg coat or sun tan cream)

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
All instructor have a first Aid qualification

Please list facilities available.
Cafe
Toilets
Changing rooms with free lockers
Picnic Area

What are your disabled facilities?
We cater for a wide range of needs, please feel free to phone and discuss your specific requirements.

What are your opening days and hours?
April 1st - November 30th

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
“We’ve been working with Lagoon Watersports for a number of years, and their activities are always very popular among our pupils. Their staff are knowledgeable and helpful, relating well to children of a range of ages and abilities. Many of our pupils come back year after year. Importantly for us as a school group, they are flexible and work with us to meet our requirements regarding safety regulations as well as logistics. Instruction in a range of watersports is of high quality and the activities are a lot of fun. I always look forward to working with Lagoon
Watersports as I know my pupils will receive an enjoyable and rewarding experience.” Tim Peters, Lancing Prep

We have been using Hove Lagoon now for many years for all our watersports provision. We have had activity weeks, sailing and windsurfing courses and have recently taken part in the schools sailing cup. We have always found the Staff of the Lagoon to be incredibly professional in their work and our students have all made
great progress while having a fantastic time. The equipment is up to date and of high quality. I would strongly recommend Hove Lagoon to other schools. They make the booking and organisation easy. Well done Hove Lagoon” Paul Miller, Deputy Head Cardinal Newman School


Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Boat Trips Duke of Edinburgh Award Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Team Building Water Sports

Curriculum Topics Covered: Leisure & Tourism PE

Months Open: March April May June July August September October November


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