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! Our Lifeguard Trials were born out of a special request from the RAF. They were looking to provide their servicemen and women with a comprehensive course in watersports skills and beach safety. Having now been adapted to a younger audience, our rewarding, motivating and confidence boosting Lifeguard Trials are ideal for school trips!
HOW DO LIFEGUARD TRIALS WORK?
Our Lifeguard Trials are neatly divided into two fun sessions consisting of three overall activities with a halfway break for lunch.
THE MORNING SESSION
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:
THE AFTERNOON SESSION
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. We are a two-time Gold winner at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and a Gold award winner at the South West Tourism Awards. Our school trip adventure activities in Newquay are days-out to remember!
Our friendly and knowledgeable instructors are experienced in delivering school trip activities in Cornwall with as much fun as is safely possible. All of our instructors hold the current DBS requirements for working with children and are experienced in working with varying abilities throughout the group. We pride ourselves on inclusion and adapt our sessions to suit all ages and abilities. We’re not happy unless you’re happy, so book your school trip activity today for a coastal experience that every child will remember!
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS EXTREME WEATHER?
We are super fortunate to operate many of our activities in the shelter of Towan beach. We choose the tide and weather times that deliver the very best conditions for our school adventure sessions. However, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature and sometimes she may have different plans for us. We always check the forecasted conditions but if the wind or swell picks up unexpectedly, we may need to reduce or remove the time spent on our super sup to avoid dangerous situations. If this happens we will always allow extra time to be spent on the coasteering and lifeguarding elements of the session.
Over 95% of our tours go ahead unaffected by the weather but, in the unlikely event that this does happen, we have excellent back-up options for you to choose from. If we need to amend your school trip activity due to adverse weather, we will let you know in advance. (No need to call us). We appreciate your understanding.
NEWQUAY ACTIVITY CENTRE
Our purpose-designed centre, conveniently located near Towan beach, is your one-stop shop for ocean adventure activities in Newquay. When you book with Newquay Activity Centre you get the care, attention, knowledge and feedback that you need.
On site we have hot outdoor showers, heated changing rooms, lockers for valuables, separate male and female toilets and clothing storage. We also have a hire centre for all of your needs after your session. Extend your day of fun and check out our hire equipment.
Book online today or contact us via our online chat where our friendly team will be more than happy to answer your questions. Book tomorrow’s activity today!
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%)