School Trips Lifeguard Trials

Schools Lifeguard Trials

£49.50 pp

6 hrs
Over 8
Super-fun surf rescue trials followed by coasteering and SUP sessions
Top-quality wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets provided
Key Stages 1-4 covered
Qualified, industry-leading instructors experienced with all ages
Learn RNLI lifeguarding skills, experience the thrill of coasteering and take part in a simulated team rescue on our super SUP; the school bus is definitely going to be quiet on the way home!
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What's Included

  • Industry-leading SUP, lifeguard and coasteering instructors
  • Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, super SUP and paddles provided for your pupils
  • Super fun warm-up, safety briefing and kit checks before launch
  • Team building fun through exhilarating scenarios
  • Correct techniques for lifeguarding rescue and coasteering skills
  • Range of instruction on rescue techniques, casualty management and first aid
  • 10% off further NAC adventure activities
  • Heated changing facilities
  • Secure storage and lockboxes for valuables
  • Hot outdoor showers and separate male & female toilets
  • Discount card for apres bodyboard food and drink at local cafes and eateries
  • Customer discount at Newquay’s Rip Curl store (15%)


Our Lifeguard Trials are neatly divided into two fun sessions consisting of three overall activities with a halfway break for lunch.


On arrival at the Newquay Activity Centre, your pupils will be kitted out in top-quality Rip Curl wetsuits from the comfort of our on-site heated changing rooms. Once all kitted up, our team of friendly lifeguard-qualified instructors will lead your pupils down to the beach where they’ll deliver some fundamental life saving skill lessons. These skills are an existing part of the internationally recognised beach lifeguard training course SLSGB. The session will be pitched at a suitable level to suit the dynamic of your class.

After some fun warm-ups and friendly hello’s, your students will set out to learn the following skills that are delivered through fun competitions and enjoyable challenges:

  • Board rescues
  • Tube rescues
  • Rescuing an unconscious casualty
  • Dealing with a 1st response casualty
  • Identifying rip currents & tackling waves
  • Basic first aid skills


Depending on the tide, your class’s preference of adrenaline and their area of interest, we’ll work with them to find the perfect afternoon of eco coasteering. Imagine clambering through old smugglers’ caves, climbing up rocks & traversing cliffs.  Watching incredible marine life in its natural habitat, negotiating natural rapids and enjoying whirlpools before attempting adrenaline-fuelled sea cliff jumps; that’s what coasteering is all about!

Whilst enjoying the fun of our epic coasteering route, your pupils will safely-yet-suddenly be thrown into a mock rescue scenario! Once the instructor gives the call, they will need to cast their mind back to the mornings lesson and devise a rescue and evacuation plan for their staged casualty. They must think on their feet and assess the situation to prove they’ve got what it takes to overcome the challenges facing them and their crew.

As well as counting on each other, the pupils will also be able to call in the aid of our nearby super SUP to help get their casualty to safety. Once free of the crags and cliffs and with a successful rescue under their belts, they will have the chance to explore the coast using their new rescue craft.

The kids will learn how to paddle effectively and how to work as a team to navigate this giant stand up paddle board around the dramatic coastline of Newquay. They can use this super-sized floating platform of fun as a base to run, jump, splash and paddle their way through the crystal-clear waters before returning back to base.


Newquay Activity Centre takes the fun of school trips to Cornwall seriously; we have the qualifications and experience to consistently maintain a high level of safety and enjoyment.  Our dedicated children’s activities in Newquay are tons of fun.  They are the perfect mix of adventure, fun and education.  We have years of experience in dealing with schools groups of all sizes, from 10 to 300 pupils, we will ensure you all have the best time ever.  We are AALA registered so you know your pupils are in safe hands.

Our team of professionals have years of personal experience underpinning their qualifications and a wealth of knowledge to share. You’ll gain more than just new confidence on our coastal adventures in Newquay.


We take huge pride in providing the best activities and offering an amazing experience for our guests.  Don’t just take our word for it though, our reviews back this up!  We have over 3000 5 star Tripadvisor reviews and some amazing Google reviews…

We’re number one rated for Outdoor Activities in Newquay for a reason!


We are licensed by AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) and are a recognised Training centre for SLSGB (Surf Life Saving Great Britain), the only one in Newquay.

Our instructors are trained and qualified to the following standards:

  • International Surfing Association Level 1 or  Level 2
  • SLSGB Beach Lifeguard
  • Inhouse trained to use GoPro’s and to deliver specific Newquay Activity Centre lesson packages
  • Instructors have followed our 3 week Intensive Surf Instructor Course or our 3 month long Outdoor Activity Instructor Academy Course
  • Many of our surf instructors are also signed off in house to deliver video analysis and surf skate training


You can learn more about our instructors qualifications and what they mean on our blog.


We are 3 x Cornwall Tourism Awards Winner and 1 x South West Tourism Awards Winner

As well as the general public we have also delivered activities for a number of special clients including:

  • The England Rugby team
  • England Surfing Team
  • BBC Radio One
  • The Gadget Show
  • The Sunday Times
  • Cristian Dior


We are the number 1 choice for all local schools including:

  • Newquay Tretherras
  • Newquay Treviglas
  • Newquay Junior School
  • Mawgan in Pydar School
  • Cornwall College


Our safety record is unblemished, as we work alongside the RNLI to ensure conditions and activities are appropriate for our activities.  We also hold an Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority Licence (AALA) which ensures our standards are maintained at all times and checked by external bodies, we hold extensive public indemnity insurance with up to £10,000,000 cover, so you know you’re in safe hands, whatever outdoor activity you decide to do with us.

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