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During both the school Easter and Summer holidays Windermere School operates Sailing, Windsurfing and Paddling courses for children aged 8 to 16. Operating from Hodge Howe; the School's private, lakeside watersports centre, all courses take place Monday to Friday, from 10am to 1pm. Each course costs £170.
Our team of qualified and experienced staff welcome students of all levels and abilities.We provide all safety equipment, and can also provide wetsuits and spray jackets if required. Operating in small groups, our friendly instructors are joined by a team of volunteers from the School's sailing team.
Hodge Howe is an accredited RYA Training Centre where students can develop their sailing skills. Our selection of Bugs, Picos, Lasers, Fevas and Tera dingies enables us to cater for children aged 8 to 16, from beginners through to advanced sailors. Participants will receive a RYA Youth Sailing Log book (or can add to their existing log book).
Hodge Howe is an accredited RYA Training Centre where students can develop their windsurfing skills. With the very latest windsurfing boards and sails from Tushingham and Starboard to suit any size and experience, we provide the perfect opportunity for beginners to advanced riders to develop. Participants will receive a RYA Youth Windsurfing Log book (or can add to their existing log book). This course will be for mixed abilities
Our Windsurfing Courses are suitable for students aged 11 to 16
This summer we are offering taster sessions and skills coaching sessions teaching students to canoe and kayak. We have a range of canoes and kayaks, and our courses are a fun way to develop your skills. This course will be for mixed abilities
Our Paddling Courses are suitable for children aged 8 to 16
Our Watersports Courses will take place on the following dates:
Easter Courses (Sailing, Canoeing and Windsurfing) from 9.30am to 1.00pm each day.
Summer Courses (Sailing, Canoeing and Windsurfing) from 9.30am to 1.00pm each day.
Download Holiday Courses Prospectus HERE
Three of our four daughters have been boarders at the Senior School following our unexpected move to Hong Kong in 2012. One moved back to board at Windermere following two years in Hong Kong and our youngest can't wait to follow in her footsteps and return as an overseas boarder into Year 9. We cannot fault the standard of education and care which the girls have enjoyed throughout their Windermere journeys. In particular, we love the location - and the way in which the Lake District becomes part of the curriculum - and the international flavour of the Senior School.
Windermere School is such a unique community to be a part of. Not only is it based in a truly beautiful and inspiring National Park, but the environment created by staff and students alike makes for an incredibly supportive, proactive, exciting and international place of learning in which everyone can thrive and be the best they can be.
When you live there, Windermere School becomes more than just an academic institution. Apart from academics, the School puts great emphasis on personal development. To me, this has meant that my three years in the national park were some of the most positive, enjoyable and prosperous years of my life that have put me in a convenient position in terms of university and my future adult life.
I have sent my children to Windermere at 11 years old and is easy to say how they have feel. I have had to call them as they never have time to call home. Lots of friends, lots of fun, interesting education. I would recommend this school to everybody, it is a perfect choice to ensure your children will learn a new language open their mind and increase their international relations.
Our daughter is having a marvellous time at Windermere School. She has always been well supported socially and educationally. The staff provide a wide variety of fun and interesting activities within the classroom, encouraging learning and development in a relaxed and fun environment taking them from Forest School in Pre-Prep to Adventure lessons in juniors, the outdoor space and sailing school is also a real advantage as nowhere can offer what Windermere school has! We love what the school has brought to our daughter... happiness! We can't ask for much more, as she works well and comes home with a smile.
We see our daughter growing in confidence every week - both socially and academically. After a difficult time in her previous School, she is flourishing in the caring environment where she can be herself again. The tutor system at Windermere is very special and has played a huge part in her settling in, being encouraged to make the most of exciting opportunities on offer and feeling a valued part of the school community very quickly.