Hengistbury Head Paddle Power Discover (Youth)
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This more advanced course will give you a deeper technical understanding of the sport; it will improve your confidence and ability both in canoes and kayaks, using a variety of techniques in different conditions.
The British Canoe Union 'Discover' has four levels for you to complete, all of which can be gained on this course. It will take several sessions to complete all four levels of this award. The Tuesday evening practice and explore (youth) is another great way to improve these skills. This course is equivalent to the Adult BCU 2*
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Experience Required: Paddle Power Passport
This course is suitable for those aged 7-15.
The Centre has a team of experienced staff, who will guide your child through these early stages of their paddlesports experience. The shallow waters of Christchurch Harbour make it an ideal place to learn.
Your child will need to bring shoes for the water eg beach shoes or wetsuit boots (not crocs or flip flops as these come off too easily) and swimwear to wear under a wetsuit. If staying for the day, they will also need to bring snacks, lunch and plenty to drink. Suncream and hats are advisable too. All other equipment is supplied, eg wetsuits, bouyancy aids and helmets.
There is a cost of £100 for this two day course.