Over the last 2 days Gwilym has been on The River Barle and The River Dart with a few clients looking at improving their paddling skills on moving water. Both clients have become more at ease and use the water rather than fighting it. As always when learning new techniques, there were a couple of swims but this is part of the process.
This week Gwilym and Crys have been running a RLSS Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor course at Quantock Lodge. 6 keen candidates have now been released back to their various centres to prepare for and run their first Lifeguard courses. Well done all
As well as an assessment, we have also had a Mountain Leader Training course running this week with Gwilym, Stu, Dewi and Sam all involved with teaching the trainees. After getting a battering from the weather on the last day of the course, all 6 are now gaining further experience before coming back for assessment at a later date.
Again this week, Gwilym and Stu were working on a Mountain Leader Assessment course in Snowdonia with 4 candidates. A mix of weather during the week but all very happy with the end result. Well done all
This week, Gwilym and Stu have been up in Snowdonia running a Mountain Leader Assessment.
A warm and dry start to the week turned wetter and colder by the end but gave some challenging navigation on the middle day of the expedition
A good effort from the candidates over the 5 days
This weekend, Gwilym has been on The Quantock Hills and at Steart Marshes delivering a Lowland Leader Training course.
Keen candidates, lovely weather and all just a few miles form the office. Over the weekend they saw some Deer, Lapwings and many more of our British Wildlife
A repeat of last weeks activities with a few less clients
This weekend Gwilym has been down at Anstey’s Cove with a group of 8 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday. Both teams had a great time enjoying the warm water with swims, jumps, climbs and sumps before sampling a post session lunch at Anstey’s Cove Cafe
This week Gwilym has been leading a group of 9 instructors who have been working with 42 Apprentices for Bridgwater and Taunton College. They started the week with some team building and planning before being sent out and about Mountain Biking at Haldon Hill, Paddling on the Taunton Canal and a 2 day on Expedition on Exmoor
This weekend, Gwilym has been on Dartmoor directing a Rock Climbing Instructor Assessment with 4 candidates. With visits to Hound Tor and Chudleigh during dry Saturday and Dart Rock followed by The Dewerstone during wet Sunday, the candidates had plenty of varied locations to demonstrate their skills.
Gwilym, Robin and Ben were out at Haytor today working with a group from Hamp Estate in Bridgwater. Unfortunately rain stopped play by midday and they ran to the shelter of Dart Rock where it was warmer and drier. All 5 young people managed to climb and belay and learnt to put on their own harnesses and tie themselves in. At the end of the session they even had a little trip through the Dart Rock cave system.
Great news that we are now an approved centre for delivering some Active IQ courses
We can now offer the following:
- Level 2 Award in Pool Plant Operations
- Level 3 Award in Education and Training
- Level 3 Certificate in Pool Plant Operations
- Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
We should have some dates out very soon
This weekend whilst Wayne was running a Bronze course, Gwilym was also on a very wet Dartmoor running a Gold NNAS Training course for two keen candidates who despite the weather and wet pants, were able to concentrate long enough to get through the syllabus.
This is the top level personal navigation award and they will now need to go away to consolidate before presenting themselves for a one day assessment. Lets hope it is a drier day for them when they come back.
This weekend Wayne was on the edge of Dartmoor delivering an NNAS Bronze course with four candidates all of whom were deaf. The weather was typical for Dartmoor with four seasons in one day but this didn’t stop the eagerness to learn. Day 1 was in and around Belstone and Day 2 a short walk on the edge of the moor.
Big Thanks to Andy who was our sign language interpreter for the day
Today Gwilym has been at Bridgwater YMCA running a British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue for some of the staff there. What a day, warm water and super hot so no need to wear wetsuits which makes a nice change.
Over the last three days, we have had a number of candidates on a Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment. Day 1 and 3 on Exmoor with Gwilym and day 2 on Dartmoor with Jay saw the candidates put through some pretty wet weather to test their skills. Well done to those who passed but good efforts put in by all.
Last week, Crys was on The Isle of Wight yet again running a third National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course for us. All 6 Candidates passed it was warm and sunny enough to have the pool roof open making for very enjoyable pool sessions