Isaac gets off the sofa – and into shark tank

Southport Visiter - - Front Page - BY GEMMA ED­WARDS gemma.ed­wards@trin­i­tymir­ @gemed­wards31

ATEN-YEAR-OLD boy from Ains­dale, who has launched his own YouTube Chan­nel, will be swim­ming with sharks for his next ad­ven­ture.

Isaac Powell, who is in Year 6 at St John’s School, Ains­dale, launched Off The Couch Ad­ven­tures in Novem­ber and has al­ready com­pleted a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties and posted about them on his page, with the aim of en­cour­ag­ing kids and “gamers” to get in­volved in out­door ac­tiv­i­ties.

Isaac is a cub scout and takes part in a num­ber of out­door ac­tiv­i­ties with his fam­ily – and has even man­aged to climb one of the three peaks of York­shire, In­gle­bor­ough, twice.

Isaac’s most chal­leng­ing and ex­cit­ing vlog­ging op­por­tu­nity will take place on Sun­day, Jan­uary 15, as he will be swim­ming with the sharks at Blue Planet Aquar­ium.

One lucky per­son has also won a ticket to the aquar­ium which was up for grabs on Isaac’s page.

Af­ter con­tact­ing Blue Planet Aquar­ium, Isaac was thrilled that they loved his page and of­fered him the chance of a div­ing les­son with the sharks, which he is go­ing to film us­ing a GoPro cam­era.

Isaac’s mum Aisha, said: “His lit­tle face lit up when I told him. He said do you think I’ll get to get in the cage or will I be near the sharks! He can’t wait to tell his friends.”

Isaac has re­cently vis­ited Santa’s En­chanted For­est, based at Shor­rocks Hill, in Formby, and has posted a video of the ex­pe­ri­ence on his page.

He has also been in touch with Aerial Ex­treme, the Crocky Trail ad­ven­ture play­ground, and is hop­ing to take part in new ac­tiv­i­ties, such as learn­ing how to bake – all in the cause of get­ting kids off the couch.

Aisha, a mum-of-two who is an op­er­a­tions man­ager at NHS Dig­i­tal in Birk­dale, added: “I can­not get over the pos­i­tive re­ac­tion we have re­ceived so far. Isaac is throughly en­joy­ing all the op­por­tu­ni­ties that have come his way.”

“Con­sid­er­ing it’s a new ven­ture and it’s only been go­ing for a fewweeks, we’ve had a great re­ac­tion from busi­nesses and we’re thrilled with how it’s go­ing. We’re go­ing to need an Off The Couch Ad­ven­ture diary soon!”

Isaac posts video blogs on his Face­book, Twit­ter and In­sta­gram with him tak­ing part in a num­ber of ac­tivites.

Fol­low Off The Couch Ad­ven­tures on the Face­book page or Twit­ter ac­count at Off The Couch UK.

Isaac will be swim­ming with sharks at the Blue Planet Aquar­ium, in Ellesmere Port

Isaac Powell, 10, has launched Off The Couch Ad­ven­tures to get ‘gamers’ and kids in­volved in out­door ac­tiv­i­ties

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