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A team of Delaware Instructors took their canoes to a pond at Seaton valley park to help clear it of the invasive Parrot Feather aquatic plant. This non-native plant had already spread across a considerable amount of the ponds' surface in only a few short years, and was endagering the habitat of many other native species.

National Water Safety Management Programme

Submitted by Sarah Melbourne on Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:20
  

The National Water Safety Management Programme is a suite of interlinked training awards, specifically designed to assist those organisations with employees who work in, or near water to meet their civil and statutory safety management obligations.

The awards in this programme bridge the gap between no qualification and full lifeguard. It is not an award that will replace the lifeguard award but is an excellent way in which competency in and around water may be demonstrated.

  

We think we've found the perfect day out. Get into a wetsuit, put on a buoyancy aid and don a big helmet. What next... well let's try and walk up that river; waterfalls and all. The Delaware Centre and Cornwall Accessible Activities Programme (CAAP) worked together to give it a go with some willing students this August, deep in the heart of Dartmoor where the rivers run rapid, Gorge-walking is where all the fun is.

Take to the Water

Submitted by Mandy Richards on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:34

Try sailing, canoeing and kayaking at the new Mid Cornwall Water Sports Centre, Trewoon, St Austell.

Dates: 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29 August 2014.

Time: 10am - 4 pm each day

Cost: £25 per person per day

All equipment provided with qualified instructors.

Contact: Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre 01726 72901

  

Hayle Open Award Centre held their first official Award presentation night on 7th May, 2014 at Hayle Youth Centre.

Carnyorth Outdoor Centre are offering a wonderful unique gold residential opportunity - with pick up and transport to and from Penzance Railway Station.  The age group would be 16+ particularly catering for DofE Gold participants) ....The centre is based in an old converted primary school in a very rural area near the old  tin mining town of St Just.

Tents available on Pelistry Camp

Submitted by Mandy Richards on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 17:42

Cornwall Outdoors Pelistry Camp is available once again for use by any member of staff and their families. 

24-31 May £125 per week

26 July - 9 August £150 per week

Contact Mandy Richards 01872 326360 mrichards@cornwall.gov.uk

Children's University Members are invited to a special activity day at the Porthpean Outdoor Centre.

Date: Tuesday 18 February 2014  9.30am to 4pm

Cost: £18 per person (normally £25 for the day)

Activity Options: Climbing, Archery, High ropes, Problem solving, Shelter building and Team building

Contact: Mark Peters 01726 72901  porthpean@cornwall.gov.uk

Build a traverse wall in your school grounds

Submitted by Mandy Richards on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 15:16

Traverse walls are great fun and develop a wide range of physical and mental skills and abilities in young people.  Climbing holds can be attached to existing walls or can be on freestanding structures.  They are low maintenance and weatherproof.  In consultation with school staff and students, we will design and install your wall then train your staff to deliver this exciting and challenging activity.