Get Going Get Rowing and Clare Sports Partnership are delighted to be part of the ROSE project: Rowing as an Outdoor Sport for Education. This international collaboration project aims to promote and educate young people through rowing. The international steering group consists of: Comité Régional Olympique et Sportif des Pays de la Loire (France), Ligue d’aviron des Pays de la Loire(France) Clare Local Sports Partnership (Ireland), C.I.M. Alto Minho (Portugal) and We Atlantic, with Get Going Get Rowing as part of the action group. It covers three core areas – health, education, and inclusion. It will strengthen links between schools and rowing clubs. Along with our partners, we are looking to increase awareness of rowing, create opportunities for participants to try rowing, and enhance rowing already in existence within County Clare.
Eight students in County Clare have been selected to represent the ROSE project at a Youth Rowing and Cultural Exchange in France on April 4th – 9th. This EU collaborative project which is funded by Erasmus+ has had a few busy months already with trips to France and Ireland (Co.Clare). The Clare Action Group in partnership with Get Going Get Rowing has most recently travelled to a transnational meeting in Portugal on 4th February. The ROSE project is aiming to develop workshops using rowing as a tool to teach topics under Health, Inclusion and the Environment. These lesson plans were completed during visits to France, Portugal and Clare, the action group are very excited to test these lessons with the young students in France in April.
In Viana do Castelo, Portugal the action group got a tour of the amazing rowing facilities of Viana Remadores do Lima (pictured above). The group attended some excellent presentations about the local rowing club and heard from a very successful Portuguese para-athlete – João Ribeiro. The group watched the clubs young coaches managing a youths recreational rowing class. The group of coaches also got to enjoy a tour of the river while rowing in an 8 watching the sunset.
The international steering and action group consists of: Comité Régional Olympique et Sportif des Pays de la Loire (France), Ligue d’aviron des Pays de la Loire(France) Clare Local Sports Partnership (Ireland), C.I.M. Alto Minho (Portugal), Get Going Get Rowing and We Atlantic.
For more information on this Project or any other programmes that Get Going Get Rowing are involved in contact Derek Bowen at Getrowing@rowingireland.ie