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Paddle boarding was a huge success

16 July 2021  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

The recent stand-up paddle boarding classes, organised by Yes@ Areté Learning Trust in conjunction with the Big Lottery Fund and SUP Active Yorkshire, have been a huge success. The six-week course was fantastic for building water confidence and fitness and included games, races and time for relaxing paddles on the water. Hosted at Ellerton Water, the students have had a wonderful time, under the direction of qualified and experience coaches. The sessions were fun, game led and skilled based.

Kath Lawson, Director of Inclusive Support for the national award-winning YES@Areté Learning Trust, said: “We are delighted with the positive feedback from this course which has clearly been a big hit with the students taking part. As with all our Activities for All events, this programme gives young people with coordination difficulties the opportunity to join into an activity with their peers, which they may not be able to access.”

There was some great feedback from parents:

“My son absolutely loved it and came home buzzing. Thank you very much for the opportunity. From a very grateful mum.

He absolutely loved it. They are great people at Sup Active, and would highly recommend them to everyone.

L really enjoyed the session and is looking forward to the next. Sup Active are brilliant. It’s fun, informative, safe and the team are super friendly and helpful.

After his first class, one student said: “The next 6 weeks are going to be the best weeks of my life.”

YES@ Areté Learning Trust are hoping to be able to host the Paddle Boarding for All again in the next academic year. If you are interested, please email

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