Forth CC: 2017 Junior Autumn Craiglockhart Active Schools Thursdays 3.15-4.30pm

04 Sep 17

You are signing up for Forth Canoe Club's Craiglockhart Active Schools sessions for the Autumn term 2017


Your sessions are Thursdays 3.15-4.30pm.

These sessions will start on Thursday 4th September and will end on Thursday 12th October. This is a 6 week course at a cost of £21.


What we will provide

Active Schools Courses are designed for children who are just starting out with paddling. We will aim to use a range of different boats and will use the Paddlepower awards to monitor your child's progression. These sessions are aimed at building confidence on the water and developing new skills while at the same time ensuring they have a fun and enjoyable experience.

We are keen that our young paddlers have fun as they develop their skills and so games will be a big part of the learning experience.

What is the cost?

Each term costs £21 (ie £3.50 a session).

Your course fees cover the costs of the certification and also cover the cost of membership of Forth Canoe Club, meaning your child can come back and enjoy paddling on club nights too.

For insurance purposes any paddler who comes to the club more than 3 times MUST become a club member this is why anyone who signs up for any course automatically becomes a member. FCC are not able to provide a discount for the paddlers who are already members.


How to find us

All courses will run from our boathouse, situated on the bank of the Union Canal at the southern end of Harrison Road. The nearest Postcode is Polwarth Church - EH11 1LU.


What your child should bring with them

We ask that children bring a bottle of water and a snack with them. In addition they will need suitable clothing for kayaking (a fleece, warm t-shirt/thermal, tracksuit trousers, cagoule/windproof, hat and towel) and a change of clothes and footwear in case they get wet. We encourage children to wear footwear in the kayaks, plimsolls are ideal.


Contact details

Poppy Croal is the Club Coach for Forth Canoe Club. She will supervise the courses.

If you have any questions please contact Poppy at  

  • mobile: 07598 976456 


How will my child get there & where is the pick up?

The coach will come to the school for 3.15pm and will pick up the children and walk them to the Forth Canoe Club Boat House for the sessions. 

Please come to the Boathouse to pick up your children at the end of the session (4.30pm). The coaches often have other sessions starting after this session fiunishes so it is really helpful if all the children can be collected promptly.  


Why do I have to fill in all these forms?

We appreciate it takes time to complete the forms but we have a requirement to provide our coaches with up to date information about the students they will be coaching - their needs, medical issues and emergency details - please work with us to give our coaches the information they need.



Please be aware that any and all canoeing involves risks. Forth Canoe Club will take all reasonable steps to mitigate these risks. In order to book on a course you will be asked to accept our terms and conditions and agree to the following: 

  • As part of the sign up process you will be asked to confirm you are the parent or legal guardian of this child and will be asked to give consent for Forth Canoe Club to act on your behalf in the event of an incident or illness affecting your child (note that grandparents and other relatives can not provide consent).
  • As part of the sign up process you will be asked to give consent for your child to be treated by a trained first aider and/or medical professional, should this be necessary.
  • As part of the sign up process you will also be asked to give consent for your child to participate in all the activities involved in this summer course, and understand there is a degree of risk involved in these activities. 



Forth Canoe Club will keep a record of members’ names and addresses and contact details on a computer accessible to the Forth Canoe Club Committee. Your record may be inspected by contacting the Membership Secretary. We are affiliated to the SCA and will pass on your data for insurance and membership statistics use.

Mick James


Dates and Status

Date: 04/09/2017

Status: Open

Total Places: 8

Places Available: ??


For each sign-up with a card payment, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 5% (min 60p). You pay no surcharge

Event Address
All courses will run from our boathouse, situated on the bank of the Union Canal at the southern end of Harrison Road. The nearest Postcode is Polwarth Church - EH11 1LU.