Why should children learn to Nordic Walk?

Nordic Walking is not just for adults. This is an activity that can be taken up at a very young age and it helps with psychomotor development. Children will no longer find walking boring and will be excited to learn how to synchronise their movements, using their arms to propel themselves with the poles. It will make exercise fun and they will enjoy learning a new technique.

Nordic Walking will equip children with a skill and the ability to do a form of exercise that they can carry on with for the rest of their lives. Investing in Nordic Walking instruction in your school will be investing in the future physical and mental health of your pupils.

Benefits of Nordic Walking for children

How would a Nordic Walking Instruction session run?

Each Nordic Walking Instruction session will be led by Sue Hodges who taught in both primary and secondary schools during her teaching career. Sue is a qualified Nordic Walking Instructor and has signed up to the DBS Update Service so this can be checked easily should you book some Instruction sessions.

During a Nordic Walking session pupils will be instructed on how to use the Nordic Walking poles safely. Sue is a British Nordic Walking Instructor and will use the INWA 10 Step Method to instruct the pupils because this is a tried and tested way of teaching people to Nordic Walk. This method ensures Nordic Walkers adopt the best posture and technique to get the most out of Nordic Walking as they progress, and Sue will ensure that her instruction is tailored for the age range and ability of pupils that she is working with. Sue is keen to discuss with school staff how they would like the sessions to be shaped.

For secondary aged pupils Nordic Walking would be ideal for those undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Award and/or Ten Tors because not only can they develop their walking fitness, but the use of the Nordic Walking poles will aid the carrying of heavy packs.

Primary Schools

Nordic Walking Activity OptionsDurationCost
Learn to Nordic Walk Course for Year 5/6
2 Classes Per Afternoon Session of 2 hours
Each class will be split so each half of the class will have 30 minutes
7 weeks
(2 hours per afternoon session)
£30 per afternoon session £210 for 7 weeks
Nordic Walking Club
Opportunity to attend an hour-long session of Nordic Walking after school
Open to Years 4,5 or 6
Pupils Maximum number – 16 children
7 weeks
(1 hour per after school session)
£1.50 per child (£10.50 for 7 weeks)
Parent/Carer Taster Sessions
Opportunity to try out Nordic Walking after dropping off the children or before picking up them up
1 hour taster session£3 per person

Secondary Schools

Nordic Walking Activity OptionsDurationCost
Learn to Nordic Walk Course
2 Classes Per Afternoon Session of 2 hours
Each class will be split so each half of the class will have 30 minutes.
7 weeks
(2 hours per afternoon session)
£30 per afternoon session £210 for 7 weeks
Nordic Walking Club
Opportunity to attend an hour-long session of Nordic Walking after school
Open to KS3 Pupils
Maximum number – 16 children
7 weeks
(1 hour per after school session)
£1.50 per child (£10.50 for 7 weeks)
Enrichment Week Activity
Full week of Nordic Walking
Maximum number – 20 children
1 week£375
Parent/Carer Taster Sessions
Opportunity to try out Nordic Walking after dropping off the children or before picking up them up
1 hour taster session£3 per person

Please contact us to find out more about the courses, or complete a booking enquiry form if you are interested in a specific course.