Shape your local area by creating exciting & diverse projects in Brent - pledges of £2,000 available
Over the last 8 years we have worked in partnership with 80 secondary schools across London and Greater London. In 2016, 9000 young people learnt to row through our programme and 465 grabbed a pair of oars and competed on water! We work in the most disadvantaged communities with young people who have a range of needs; SEND, young people with behavioural issues, obesity and young people with low aspirations/confidence levels. Rowing is great for both girls and boys - to date we have a 50/50 spilt of young people participating in our programme. We have access to 7 Boathouses along the River Thames and offer transport for young people to and from school. Our 15 community coaches work closely with the young people to build skills, confidence and self- belief. After a years' worth of training, young people are invited to compete in the worlds' largest National Indoor Rowing Competition (NJIRC), giving them a great opportunity to shine! Rowing can transform the lives of these young people!
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Loads of charities engage with young people through ball sports, but not everyone is good at ball sports! Our 'Get Rowing' project is a good option for all young people. Rowing sessions are accessible to all as they are held in school during lunch breaks and after school. Young people are encouraged to focus on their own personal best time, and community coaches work individually with the young people to set targets and celebrate their achievements. By the very nature of the sport, rowing teaches life skills, dedication, resilience and an appreciation of working as a team.
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About the space
London Borough of Newham