Supported by the Steve Redgrave Trust, students will gain experience in rowing and sculling following the Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre Blades Course.
School Blades is a course focussed on practical skills, and is as applicable to those individuals who have never rowed or sculled before as it is to those who are experienced in the sport.
The majority of the course is an active experience with participants expected to perform effectively in different boat types and to demonstrate control, fluency and consistency of stroke.
Safe and correct technique is also taught on the Indoor Rowing machine, which helps support the development of young people’s personal learning and thinking skills.
As well as studying various boat types, students will also tackle issues of safety and its specific importance to rowing.
Participants undertaking this course are usually studying GCSE or A-Level Physical Education, as Rowing is now an option for study. Although this course is not limited to GCSE or A-Level study and would fulfil a valuable introduction to the sport.
"Since the opening of Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre... I
have been personally involved in developing sporting links with
secondary schools in Cardiff through the Steve Redgrave Trust.
Pre Course Experience: None