Canoeing is a popular sport at Monmouth School for Boys. The school pool, River Wye and a range of trips keep pupils of all ages engaged in this exciting outdoor pursuit. The Canoe Club makes several trips a year including a visit to the ever popular upper Usk – a playground of white water on which newly-learned skills are tested to the full.
In fact, the boys were complimented for their tremendous behaviour at the campsite and for their paddling ability and rescues on the water.
The advanced group from the school’s kayaking club tackled the River Tryweryn with a beginners’ group of Year 8s on the River Dee. Ben, from Year 9, and Sam, from Year 10, joined the older group on the Tryweryn and both tackled very big water with a smile. The older boys took turns to lead the group down different rapids. The younger group paddled several sections of the Dee and had a wonderful introduction to waves, stoppers and pour-overs.
Three parents also helped out, camped with the boys and joined the Dee kayaking group; the school was very grateful for their valuable support.