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School Trips

Watching students grow in confidence as they master the art of Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking and Paddleboarding on the sheltered waters of Grand Canal Dock is one of the great rewards of running Surfdock. Over the last 20 years we have introduced thousands of beginners to the water, and would like to extend an invite to your school to join us for a programme this year.

Surfdock offers certified watersports programmes customised to suit the schedule of a School, ranging from once-off School Outings to a modularised series of lessons run over a number of weeks. Our fully qualified instructors introduce children to watersports in a friendly and relaxed manner, imbuing confidence, fostering the ethic of teamwork and focussing on the personal development of students. Teachers are invited to take part in activities at no extra cost; however this is by no means mandatory!

Surfdock provides all necessary safety and watersports equipment, and is fully insured. Our modern Clubhouse offers classroom facilities for pre watersports briefings and hot showers to greet students returning from their activity. We believe that our superb safety record, excellence in teaching, competitive prices and central location offer the ingredients to a memorable and hassle free programme. So what are you waiting for?

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ONCE-OFF SCHOOL TOUR PROGRAMMES

Our once-off School Tour Programmes have proven immensely popular with Primary and Secondary Schools and offer a unique experience to schoolchildren in a safe and thoroughly enjoyable environment. Such programmes can be offered as Full Day (5 hours) or Half day (3 hours) activities in Autumn, Spring and Summer.

NEW in 2014: We have now teamed up with our partner Wakedock to offer you Dublin’s most exciting school tour with activities including wakeboarding, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing.

Sample itineraries of what students can expect on each type of programme are outlined below:

Full Day Programme – Sample Itinerary

Start and Finish Times can be arranged to suit the schedule of your school.

10am Group Arrives at Surfdock!
10.05am Group are introduced to their instructors and briefed on their Morning Activity (Activity can be Sailing / Kayaking / Windsurfing / Paddleboarding).
10.10am Group are given Wetsuits and Lifejackets and get changed.
10.15am Students participate in ‘Land Drill’ Activity prior to going on the water. (A Land Drill is a land based run through of the activity before students go on the water).
10.35am Students begin their Morning Activity.
12pm Conclusion of Morning Activity.
12-12.45pm Lunch at the Clubhouse. (Students bring a packed lunch)
12.45pm Students are briefed on their second activity, and following a Land Drill go back onto the water. This activity finishes up with a swim in the dock and a pier jump!
2.30pm Arrive back at the Clubhouse. Time to get changed.
2.45pm Debriefing on how the Day Went and Presentation of Certificates to Students
3pm Hometime!

Please note that this programme can be offered during any 5 hour daylight period Monday to Saturday (subject to availability).

Half Day Programme – Sample Itinerary

10am Group Arrives at Surfdock!
10.05am Group are introduced to their instructors and briefed on their Activity. (Activity can be Sailing / Kayaking / Windsurfing / Paddleboarding).
10.15am Group are given Wetsuits and Lifejackets and get changed.
10.20am Students participate in ‘Land Drill’ Activity prior to going on the water. (A Land Drill is a land based run through of the activity before students go on the water).
10.45am Students begin their Activity.
12.25pm Conclusion of Activity.
12.30am Arrive back at the Clubhouse. Time to get changed.
12.45pm Debriefing from Head Instructor on performance of group. Certificates awarded to all participants.
1pm Hometime!

Students receive certification for completion of every module (i.e. Sailing / Kayaking / Windsurfing / Paddleboarding) they complete.

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For bookings and enquiries call us on 01-6683945.

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SERIES OF LESSONS FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

This is our most popular Schools Programme, and focuses on students attaining competency in several watersports disciplines over a series of lessons. Programmes are customised relative to the schedule of the School and can run from between 2 and 8 lessons, lasting three hours each. Typically a School will schedule the lesson as once per week over the duration of the course at a set time.

Lessons can be run for any three hour period during daylight hours Monday to Saturday and teachers are invited to participate (though by no means is this mandatory!).

This programme is particularly popular with Transition Year Groups, who in addition to attaining Surfdock accreditation can attain sign off for components of the Gaisce award. Please see below guide to the syllabus for these programmes:

Sample 2 Lesson Programme Sample 4 Lesson Programme Sample 6 Lesson Programme Sample 8 Lesson Programme
2x 3 Hour Lessons 1x Sailing 3Hr Lesson 2x Sailing 3Hr Lessons 2x Sailing 3Hr Lessons
Activities can be: Sailing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Windsurfing 1x Paddleboarding 3Hr Lesson 1x Paddleboarding 3Hr Lesson 2x Paddleboarding 3Hr Lessons
  1x Windsurfing Lesson 3Hr Lesson 1x Windsurfing Lesson 3Hr Lesson 2x Windsurfing Lessons
  1x Kayaking Lesson 1x Kayaking Lesson 2x Kayaking Lessons
Cost: €35 pp Cost: €70pp Cost: €96pp Cost: €120pp

Students receive certification for completion of every module (i.e. Sailing / Kayaking / Windsurfing / Paddleboarding) they complete.

We have a capacity of 40 students per lesson for this programme. This does not preclude schools from sending additional groups at other times.