Why is Kayaking so Popular in outdoor education centres

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Hey Doing A bit of an assignment looking at why kayaking is such a popular pursuit at outdoor education centres reasons it became some popular ie is it because insrtrctors want to teach it?
Is a good thing to be teaching due to risks involved, costs of gear, and the time it takes for students to learn and become competent enough to run rivers?
Any other thoughts on the topic??
This would be greatly appriciated cheers