Schools & Colleges

Schools & Colleges

Are you a teacher looking for a fun, educational activity for your students? Well look no further, we have you covered !

We run a number of programs that can be tailored to suit your budget and timetable. And even better still, if you have a suitable body of water near your school we will come to you, eliminating the extra cost of hiring a bus.

Sample programs: 

Transition Year Kayaking

3x sessions per person. 

Each student will be given the opportunity to learn the basics of Kayaking and Water Safety in a fun and supportive environment. 

On completion they will receive a Canoeing Ireland Level 1 Kayak Skills award. It is a fantastic addition to their Transition Year folder. 

We provide:

  • Kayak and Paddle 
  • Wetsuit 
  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Helmet
  • Fully qualified Canoeing Ireland Kayak Instructor 

What to bring:

  • something to wear under the wetsuit, ie swimming togs or shorts and T- shirt
  • towel
  • old runners that will get wet
  • any relevant medication, eg inhalers etc…

Teachers go free with all School bookings, so there’s no reason why you can’t have fun too. 


Is your college club looking to up skill its members or committee? Get in touch for a full list of River Kayak Skills and River Safety & Rescue courses available to College Kayak Clubs.

Massive thanks to Susan and her team from for a fantastic outing for Ferrycarrig Rowing Club yesterday.

We split into 2 groups and done a 2 hour scenic tour of the Slaney and Boro rivers.

Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed the tour in a safe and relaxed atmosphere.

Ferrycarrig Rowing

I would say that it's worth every second of your time, and if you didn't want to try it then I guess you're one of those people that don't like FUN because you're guaranteed to have a blast.

Kayak Academy Member

The GoPaddle Academy is a real community of paddlers with awesome support from Sue and all the instructors. Always willing to help with skills and done with amazing patience 😊
Actually the paddling community that I have met in the South East are all amazing, warm, friendly, welcoming, encouraging, pretty awesome 😊

Kayak Academy Member

If I were to recommend the kayak academy to a friend I’d just be honest and tell them how brilliant it is. The enthusiasm, dedication, and friendliness of everyone in the academy, and the sport as a whole is something very unique and not seen in many other sporting communities. It truly is an honour to be a part of such a great sporting community.

Kayak Academy Member

It has changed my life and way of looking at life! Kayaking!

Its active, it’s lazy, it’s calm, it’s busy, it’s surfing, it’s swimming, it’s visiting caves, it’s isolation, it’s social, it’s group fun, it’s quiet, it’s loud, it’s laughing until you cry, it is facing your fears, it’s travelling, it’s sightseeing, it’s warm , it’s freezing, it’s a new perspective.