Schools and youth groups

Whatever your organisation or preferred water sport activity our training levels can be pitched from introductory sessions for beginners through the levels of junior qualifications set out by the Royal Yachting Association and British Canoeing (ages from 8+ to 16). These programmes are used as a tool to develop personal, social and emotional skills, through the outdoor activities.


During the school summer term we aim to help schools meet the curriculum requirements for outdoor activities. Water sports provide a challenging and very new experience for many children. The training provided is great fun but demands strong individual discipline alongside collaborative team work. The experience involves learning about boats, the need for accurate communication, developing new physical skills, and interacting with the environment. Our experienced team of instructors will safely guide groups through a programme of training tailored to the abilities of each group. Accompanying school staff do not need water sport qualifications themselves, but qualifications or prior experience will be welcome and built into the activity package.

We would be delighted to work with you to deliver either an individual session or a whole programme. This could be a taster session or part of a structured enrichment programme. We have outlined some of our potential programmes below but please talk to us about producing a bespoke package that suits your needs. Contact details are shown at the bottom of this page.

Other Youth Groups

Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre is the leading water sports facility in North Suffolk, offering excellent learning opportunities for schools, youth groups, and public/community use. We pride ourselves on tailoring bespoke courses and activities to meet the needs of young people. Our passion is learning outside of the classroom in a way that is inclusive, safe, challenging and fun. Our training also offers children and young people opportunities to gain qualifications and accreditation through organisations such as the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and British Canoeing (BC) Awards. Scouts, Duke of Edinburgh award participants, Sea Cadets and other organised youth groups are encouraged to contact us.

Contact [email protected] to begin planning your programme with OBWSC

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