We are proud to be associated with Three Bridges School

Who have been judged as Outstanding by Ofsted at a recent inspection. We all knew they were, but nice to have it confirmed.

The Sharks were also part of that inspection, Ofsted came and visited us by the canal, spoke with us and watched part of one of our sessions we do with the School as part of their curriculum, so I guess, it is now official: The Sharks are OUTSTANDING.

The Report makes reference to canoeing in two places;

Under effectiveness of Leadership and Management

  • The curriculum is frequently reviewed to ensure it has maximum impact on pupils’learning. There are many additional activities to increase pupils’ life experiences. Additional funding for sport enables pupils to take part in a variety of activities, including canoeing and exploring in the ‘forest school’.

Under Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

  • They appreciate the work of the ‘well-being ambassadors’ and ‘cyber mentors’, who help to keep them safe and happy. Pupils are kept safe and know how to stay safe. For example, they learn about water safety when canoeing on the canal and have the confidence to get back into the canoe safely when they fall out.

The whole report is available here.

So if you want to add some outstanding activities to your school or organisation, why not get in touch, email: canoeing@thesharks.org.uk or call on 07951 770241. If you would like more information about the project at this and other schools please do contact us.

Congratulations to everyone involved at Three Bridges.

There are no pictures available from these sessions because as part of our safeguarding policy we never take pictures when working with other groups, but here is a picture of one of the entrances to Three Bridges School.



Please not the lower able polo goal, yes we are introducing polo. During our sessions with the school and through the their school life we teach years 3, 4 and 5 as well as offering an after school club, the youngsters get to try different boats and different disciplines. As well as learning about sport as you would in PE, the children also learn about water safety and what precautions you can take to make your self safe, what to do if you fall in (and yes someone did whilst Ofsted Inspector was there) as well as the opportunity to try a different sport.