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Manchester pupils rewarded with water park trip

Pupils visit Debdale Water Park for a three-hour canoeing experience

By on Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Pupils from St Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe during their three hour canoeing experience

Pupils from St Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe during their three hour canoeing experience

A group of pupils from St Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Manchester recently visited Debdale Water Park for a three hour canoeing experience.

The trip was a reward for those pupils who had achieved high attendance records or had excelled in Physical Education.

The trip was organised as a PE taster session and aimed to take the pupils out of their comfort zone, giving them the experience of a totally different activity. The pupils reacted positively to the experience and put a great deal of effort into the canoeing.

Mike Whiteside, PE teacher at St Paul’s, said: “The session at Debdale Water Park was a challenging, rewarding and exciting experience. It fostered good team building and positive attitudes and gave the pupils a sense of personal achievement.”

Wiktor Daron, headteacher at St Paul’s said: “I was pleased to see how well the pupils responded to being outside their comfort zone. An experience like this adds a whole new dimension to their learning”.