Oak Class experienced a fantastic day Bell Boating in Stourport on the River Severn. This linked with their topic this term on Water. The children learnt that the main ethos connected with the sport was ‘working together’, our school value, Co-Operation and they needed this in ‘paddle loads!’ The children loved the design of the Bell Boat and felt safe, in fact so safe they decided to use the central isle as a catwalk to take it in turns to ‘strut their stuff’! A very informative and creative day was had by all!
What is Bell Boating?
Bell Boat Design
Nine metres long and 1.4 metres wide, the Bell Boat leads the way in paddlesport safety and stability. Its twin hull design with central non-slip deck area seats up to eight adults or up to twelve children with a helm. The benefit of the stable design removes the fear from having a go. Disabled people find the Bell Boat as much fun as non disabled people.You can even walk on the central deck while the boat is moving to have a go on the helm.
Design History and Prototyping
The Mk1 Bell Boat was made until 1998 when the Mk2 model with polyethylene end seats and raised gunwales was introduced. The current MK3 model was introduced in 2012 with all the components being made in polyethylene to give many years of maintenance free use.
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