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The Enrichment Week Watersports option gives pupils the opportunity to take part in a wide range of different water-based sports, including windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding, sailing, canoeing, kayaking and raft building.

Libby and Neve in new Year 10 took part in this active week involving 29 pupils in their year group and they wrote that they felt that this was a great opportunity to have new experiences trying new sports with different people. Participants discovered individual different strengths and weaknesses, worked as teams and developed new skills.

watersports - holland 2016

watersports - holland 2016

In addition to watersports at South Cerney we also spent time at Keynes Country Park where we took part in a long walk and some orienteering as well as having a group picnic. The challenge was to eat all the picnic, but we failed! This was a great time to socialise with people we hadn't known that well before the week. We had a great time going on a long walk with Mrs Hacker’s dog, Lola, (even though we got a bit lost) and had a well-deserved ice-cream afterwards. It was great to relax in the afternoon sun, playing volleyball and going for a swim to cool down.

I loved the Watersports week. I really found it a great time to use the teamwork skills that I already knew. My favourite activity was raft building as we all worked as a team to create a good strong raft that worked properly. We created great new memories as a group.


I found Watersports a really fun and enjoyable week. I loved trying the different activities and working with new people. My favourite part was kayaking, because we go down the kayak slide which was great fun even though you would fall in every time.


It was a great week and our thanks to Mrs Hacker for organising it and to Mr Elliot, Mrs Stubbs and Mrs Davies who were with us all week.