The course on our level 1 canoe/kayak coach qualification with the BCU came soon after that. This was the first time we worked with people from other activity centres and we soon hit it off, quickly falling into the routine of working together to help each other complete their part of the course. We learnt a lot from the instructors during our time there and had great fun messing around on the boats (mostly ending up with us sinking while we laughed). Overall I feel it helped me improve as an instructor as it really helped expand my understanding of all the different aspects involved.
Then came the fencing training, while this only lasted two days, I had great fun improving my skills in fencing and learning all bout the sport, from its history to how best to engage the people you are working with.
However with Christmas nearly here I think I’m just about ready for a short break with my family