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+ is very busy in the coming months. Our Clare Action Group on Rowing 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 Envirorment. We completed all 9 lesson plans which we are very excited to test with the young people in April.
In Viana do Castelo, Portugal the action group got a tour of the extraordinary rowing facilities of Viana Remadores do Lima. We attended some excellent presentations of both a nearby local club and a very successful para-athlete – João Ribeiro. We watched how the club manages a class of rowing for their recreational youth rowers. The group of coaches got to enjoy a tour of the river while rowing in an 8 watching the sunset.
The international project 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.
Here is a video about the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdTX02YUSIo
What is the ROSE project?