A group of youngsters in Penrith have been getting a taste of the thrills and spills of white-knuckle competition.
What they have been learning about may not be an Olympic sport, but it is certainly dramatic.
Amy Dunsmuir has more.
Pupils at Yanwath School in Penrith were given a white knuckle ride this morning.
They had a visit from world renowned white water kayaker Ben Marr.
Ben was born in raised in Ontario, Canada but now travels the world taking on some of the most dangerous river rapids known to man.
He is currently on a tour of the UK talking to other enthusiasts about his adventures.
A mother of two disabled children from Moor Row in west Cumbria has spent 48 hours kayaking around 13 lakes in the Lake District. Dawn Raynor is hoping to raise thousands of pounds towards building a respite centre for families like hers.
Dawn's charity 'Give us a break' needs to raise £1m to get the project going.
A mother of two disabled twin boys is aiming to kayak around 13 lakes in 48 hours to raise money for a respite centre in west Cumbria. Dawn Raynor from Moor Row has two teenage boys who suffer from tuberous sclerosis, which causes them to have several fits every day.
Dawn says their closest respite centre is 20 miles away and is only open three days a week. She wants to raise £1 million to open a respite centre to give parents and disabled children a break. She's hoping to raise thousands of pounds by completing the challenge on September 8th and 9th.
A doctor, who is kayaking around the entire coast of Britain, has reached South West Scotland.
Martin Lee set off from Greenwich in London on the 1st of April.
He's travelling 2,600 miles around the country and is going clockwise.
He's trying to raise £100,000 for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.
A doctor, kayaking around the coast of Britain, has reached South West Scotland.
Martin Lee is trying to raise 100 thousand pounds for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.