Teachers Start Half Term with a Splash

Teachers from Schools across the South West enjoyed a Coasteering session, courtesy of Reach Outdoors, to kick start their Half Term break. On a blustery Sunday morning teachers donned wetsuits and buoyancy aids and helmets to take to the water of Ansteys Cove in Torquay.

Coasteering, an increasingly popular activity, involves scrambling, swimming and jumping your way around the rugged coastline. It’s a fantastic adrenaline fuelled activity that is suited to ages 8 and up.

Here’s what local teacher Sharon Kee from Ivybridge Community College had to say about the experience:

“A wet and windy night gave way to a sunny (if blustery at times) Sunday (27th October) morning and I was relieved to find out the Coasteering session was to go ahead as planned, although a little anxious. 
Richard and Rachel (the guides) met us, before the allocated time, at Ansteys Cove, which looked very sheltered and this as well as their introduction, put my mind at ease. All kit was supplied and health and safety briefing given.
The long walk down to the cove was used to gain background information about fitness and swimming levels and to explain what was in store.
Then we were off over the barriers and into the water, rolling in the shoreline to warm up and clambering over rocks. What a great start to a really enjoyable session. After the basic jumps, we were given the option to jump from higher up but no one was put under any pressure.
After a long swim we were climbing via leaning back and challenged to more jumps. A further swim was followed by a welcomed break (kit-Kats supplied!) and then the return swimming trip and over rocks.
It was really a fantastic way to spend a morning, challenging but very enjoyable. 
As a PE teacher it would be great to bring pupils of all ages to try this activity which tests fitness levels as well as being able to set goals of how to get from one rock to another and how far are you prepared to climb to jump back into the sea.
Great instructions and help given through out.”

If you would like to know more about how the Reach team can help your students achieve more, contact us on info@reach-outdoors.com or call us on 01626 873625 for a friendly chat.



You only get out of life what you are prepared to put in