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The service provides schools with access to Manchester's high-quality OAA facilities and specialist coaches and instructors. All programmes are fully inclusive, support the development of leadership skills and re-empower disengaged young people.

OAA off-school site activities includes parkour, orienteering, team-building, skateboarding, BMX/mountain bike, kayaking, canoeing and climbing/bouldering. OAA on-school site includes BMX, skateboarding, team-building, golden mile, multisport to leadership.

OAA activities vary between one and three-hour sessions, with a menu of activity available on and off school site to support the delivery of high quality PE and School Sport. All Schools that sign up to the 6-12 week curriculum programme will access all MCR Active School benefits. Schools can also access training and qualifications for young people and teachers.

Debdale Outdoor Centre

Debdale Outdoor Centre is a modern purpose-built outdoor centre owned and operated by Manchester City Council. We provide an exciting range of activities include dinghy sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and kayaking, powerboating, indoor climbing, orienteering and team-building activities.

Courses and Activities

Dinghy SailingCourses

Sailing Taster

Session for 10 people £150

Stage 1 to 4 Dinghy course

Six persons for 3 weeks £249, includes RYA certificate, additional person £42 each, maximum 10 people. Each session is 3hrs

Level 1 to 3 Dinghy course

Six people for 6 weeks £498, includes certificate, additional person £84 each, maximum 10 people. Each session is 3hrs


Kayak or Canoe Courses

Paddling Taster

Session for 10 people £150

1 and 2 Star course

Six people for 4 weeks £335, includes certificate, additional person £56 each, maximum 10 people. Each session is 3hrs


Windsurfing

Windsurfing Taster

Session for 10 people £150

Start and Intermediate Windsurfing

Six people for 4 weeks, includes logbook and certificate £390, additional person £62 each, maximum 10 people. Each session is 3hrs


Also available at Debdale

  • Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Problem Solving
  • Raft Building
  • Orienteering

Six people £99, additional person £15 each, maximum 10 people. Each session is 3hrs