Watersports Activities for Language Schools 2018-01-30T07:30:04+00:00

Watersports Activities for Language Schools

Watersports Activities for Language Students in Brighton

Lagoon Watersports offers language students the opportunity to combine learning a range of exciting watersports whilst improving English language skills. We can can tailor make events to suit the needs of your students within their time constraints.

Why not include a watersport or team build session as part of your English learning programme?

  • Over 23 years of experience in offering watersports to Language Schools.
  • Activities for students of all ages both adults and kids.
  • Two great venues of Hove Lagoon and Brighton Marina, both less than 4 km from the centre of Brighton and right on the coast.
  • All our instructors are DBS checked.
  • Fully risk assessed and insured
  • Inspected by RYA, LOtC, BWSW
  • Full tuition and all specialised equipment is provided
  • Our activities are suitable for complete beginners to advanced levels
  • Clubhouse facilities at both centres have changing rooms, lockers, hot showers & free WIFI

Tasters

Choose one activity or combine a number of activities from:

  • Standup Paddleboarding
  • Dinghy sailing
  • Coastal sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Raft building and raft racing
  • Land based team bonding

Courses

We can offer a range of courses that can lead to a nationally recognised qualification or can be a multi activity course trying a range of watersports.

We are flexible with session planning with sessions running from just one hour upwards. Sessions can be run weekly, over the course of one week or as is convenient to your timetable.

Hove Lagoon & Brighton Marina

Watersports Activities for Language Students in Brighton

Lagoon Watersports offers language students the opportunity to combine learning a range of exciting watersports whilst improving English language skills. We can can tailor make events to suit the needs of your students within their time constraints.

  • Over 23 years of experience in offering watersports to Language Schools.
  • Activities for students of all ages both adults and kids.
  • Two great venues of Hove Lagoon and Brighton Marina, both less than 4 km from the centre of Brighton and right on the coast.
  • All our instructors are DBS checked.
  • Fully risk assessed and insured
  • Inspected by RYA, AALA. LOtC, BWSW
  • Full tuition and all specialised equipment is provided
  • Our activities are suitable for complete beginners to advanced levels
  • Clubhouse facilities at both centres have changing rooms, lockers, hot showers & free WIFI

Outdoor education courses can help develop:

  • Skills of enquiry
  • Critical thinking
  • Reflection

Develop personal and learning skills in areas such as:

  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Information technology
  • Working with others
  • Thinking skills

Why not include a watersport or team build session as part of your English learning programme.

Activities available for adults and young people.

  • Thrilling high speed powerboat rides
  • Yacht sailing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Standup paddleboarding
  • Raft building and raft racing
  • Land based team bonding challenges

All activities are suitable for complete beginners. We provide all tuition, equipment and specialised clothing such as wetsuits. All the students need to bring is swimming costume and a towel.

These can be run as :

  • One off taster sessions from one hour to a full day
  • Regular sessions concentrating on one sport working towards NGB certificates e.g. RYA learn to sail course
  • Regular multi activity sessions in a range of watersports
  • Multi activity days/weeks

National Governing Bodies, Associations and Inspections

Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom is the managing and overall awarding body for the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge, which recognises providers offering good quality learning outside of the classroom and managing risk effectively. As part of this process, the Council is working to reduce bureaucracy in schools, whilst maintaining safety and quality in learning.
Check our accreditation – search Lagoon Watersports

National Governing Bodies

Lagoon Watersports is an Royal Yachting Association Centre and RYA OnBoard Centre. This means that it has been specially selected by the RYA as a centre that is exceptional at delivering safe, fun and professional children’s sailing and windsurfing sessions.

Lagoon Watersports is also a British Waterski and Wakeboard (BWSW) Centre and offers the excellent Bronze, Silver and Gold training scheme with BWSW qualified instructors.

Lagoon Watersports is a BSUPA (BSUPA) Centre and offers the BSUPA training with BSUPA qualified staff.

Risk Assessments

All of our risk assessments have been written based on our 20 years experience at delivering children’s sailing and windsurfing sessions and are available to view by email – please ask for a copy to be forwarded to you.

Insurance

We are covered up to £10,000,000 for our public liability. Please email to request a copy

Water quality

The water quality in Hove Lagoon is tested regularly as part of the Brighton and Hove City Councils seafront beach water quality testing. Lagoon Watersports opened in 1994, since that date the water in Hove Lagoon has passed every test. The water is salt water which is regularly topped up by being pumped from the sea.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

All the staff that work with children have up to date DBS checks.

Staff

All our staff are NGB qualified in the sports they teach, have a passion for watersports, under take in-house training and all have valid first aid training.

“Outdoor activities, both at school and on residential courses, enable pupils to enjoy challenging and unfamiliar experiences that test and develop their physical, social and personal skills. They can be among the most memorable experiences for pupils of their schools days”

David Bell 2005

“We’ve been working with Lagoon Watersports for a number of years, and their activities are always very popular among our pupils. Their staff are knowledgeable and helpful, relating well to children of a range of ages and abilities. Many of our pupils come back year after year. Importantly for us as a school group, they are flexible and work with us to meet our requirements regarding safety regulations as well as logistics. Instruction in a range of watersports is of high quality and the activities are a lot of fun. I always look forward to working with Lagoon Watersports as I know my pupils will receive an enjoyable and rewarding experience.”

Tim Peters, Lancing Prep

“We are convinced that out of classroom education enriches the curriculum and can improve educational attainment”

House of Commons Educational and Skills Committee Report January 2005

We have been using Hove Lagoon now for many years for all our watersports provision. We have had activity weeks, sailing and windsurfing courses and have recently taken part in the schools sailing cup. We have always found the Staff of the Lagoon to be incredibly professional in their work and our students have all made great progress while having a fantastic time. The equipment is up to date and of high quality. I would strongly recommend Hove Lagoon to other schools. They make the booking and organisation easy. Well done Hove Lagoon”

Paul Miller, Deputy Head Cardinal Newman School

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We love being on the water and will share our passion with you

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Inspected and assessed by RYA, BWSW, LOtC

Est 1994

Proud & happy to have been run by the same management since 1994

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Hove Lagoon so special for learning? 2018-02-18T16:52:46+00:00

Hove Lagoon is an old Victorian boating lake so has a solid bottom and is only waist deep. This means that any time you need to you can stand up. It is also right next to the sea so on those hot sunny days when there is little wind we can usually expect a sea breeze. Being next to the sea when people are ready we can move their learning away from the lagoon and on to the sea itself. The lagoon is in the middle of a public park so not only do you have the beach near by but you also have a kids play area and a skate park so anyone not taking part will have something to do. There is also an onsite licensed cafe for spectators and participants.

Inherent risks 2018-02-17T09:33:59+00:00

We have taken all reasonable steps to provide your child with the level of care and assurances of safety appropriate to the activities they will undertake. However, you should be aware that certain inherent risks remain which are integral to the activity and which cannot be eliminated without destroying their unique character. Such risks can lead to feelings of discomfort, fear and apprehension and in some very rare cases, injury.

How do I know my child is in a safe environment? 2018-02-17T09:29:15+00:00

We take the safety of all our customers very seriously and in particular children. All the staff are DBS checked, they are all qualified by the NGB of their sport so this will be the RYA, BWSW and BSUPA. Many of them are qualified with all of the above. To become an instructor they all have to have a current First Aid Certificate. Both the Brighton Marina and Hove Lagoon sites are inspected in regard to their equipment and also their operating procedures and have to reach very high standards.

What if the weather is not great? 2018-02-15T15:38:05+00:00

It is very unusual for us to cancel due to bad weather. You will be getting wet so rain is not a problem and if you have people coming to watch they can watch from our cafe which looks out over the lagoon.

I don’t have a wetsuit, is this a problem? 2018-02-18T09:59:57+00:00

We have wetsuits in all shapes and sizes to suit everyone. You are very welcome to borrow one of these (no additional charge).

Do the children need their own wetsuits and other equipment? 2018-02-20T12:42:01+00:00

No, all they need to bring on the day is their swimwear and towel. We will provide everything else for them but if they have their own they are very welcome to bring them. Please make sure if they do bring their own that it is labelled.