In 2018 Mr Sedgman, Miss Butler and Mrs Lees obtained Guide qualifications in kayaking with a view to establishing a kayaking program at Jeparit Primary Sc hool. This made much sense because of the close proximity of the Wimmera River. The river itself is ideally suited since it is a quiet flowing sheltered river with easy access points and several islands to paddle around.


An initial student introduction to kayaking day was organised in late 2018, with School Council approval. A qualified instructor from Melbourne attended to oversee the initial day which was very successful. In 2019 two further sessions were conducted by school staff in the early warmer months of the year and we now maintain an ongoing kayaking program. There is much research around to suggest that adventure activities have many benefits for students including teamwork and new skills.

Our students do not just go paddling but are taught correct strokes and safety procedures. Our program is ongoing in the warmer months of the year when water temperatures are more suitable.


Last updated: 4 August 2019

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