Paddle Power

Our Year 3 and Year 4 children will be taking part in an exciting Bell Boating Experience next week. Designed by Olympic canoe coach, David Train, the bell boat is a totally unique design in watercraft. It looks a little like a canoe catamaran, two open canoes joined together by a rigid, flat platform. Its original purpose was to remove the fear of taking part in water activities and to help with team work and co-operation. This will be the fifth time that our Greenfield children will have had the chance to paddle with Andy Train, a 5 time Olympian and 3 time world champion marathon canoe racer. Andy is an excellent coach and he always ensures that the children get the most from the session. The children will also be accompanied by specially trained bell boat helms, who hold full British Canoe Union qualifications. The sessions will take place on the Stourbridge Canal, starting and finishing at the Bonded Warehouse. If you would like more information on bell boats please visit or if you would like to have a go, please see Mr Bravo.