HORIZONS PROGRAMME – A SCHOOL COMPLETION INITIATIVE
It is often argued that outdoor education is not so much a subject as an approach to education that is concerned with total development. At its best, a well structured activity or programme can offer the student a chance to move from total dependence to a state of relative independence. This new found sense of self confidence derived in the outdoor environment can, with the correct guidance encourage an unconvinced student that education has no boundaries.
At Baltinglass O.E.T.C we have designed our Horizons Programmes so that participants will experience two quality activities where progression and continuity are priorities.
HORIZON TWO-DAY PROGRAMME (RESIDENTIAL)
Arrival 6pm: Supper – Induction
7pm: Activity Indoor climbing
|Day 1||Day 2|
|9am Breakfast||9am Breakfast|
|10am Activity -Rock climbing/High Ropes A||10am Activity Rock climbing/ High Ropes B|
|1pm Lunch||1pm Lunch|
|2pm Activity – Canoeing A||2pm Activity Canoeing B|
|5pm Dinner||4.30 Feedback|
|7pm Activity – Initiative Games||5pm Depart|
HORIZONS KAYAK AWARD – LEVEL ONE C.I. PROFICIENCY AWARD
At Baltinglass OECwe run anintroductory kayak programme designed to bring the complete beginner to the Canoeing Ireland Level one proficiency award.
The programme takes place in Baltinglass on the Slaney River, however if there is a suitable venue closer to your school we would be happy to discuss the possibility of accommodating your group.
This course can be achieved by selecting either of the two options below.
- Participants for this course must be able to swim.
- The maximum no of participants in any one programme is twelve.
- The minimum number on any one programme is twelve.
- Fundamental Kayak Skills
- Basic Safety Rules of canoeing
- Encourage further participation in canoeing
OPTION A:Four half days over four consecutive weeks.
OPTION B:Two full days over two consecutive weeks
Certificates will be awarded on completion of this programme.
Participants who are successful may progress to the Irish Canoe Union Level Two Award.