Schools Case Studies
East Midlands Schools Indoor Rowing Championship
Date Added: Thu, 18 Mar 2010
On Friday 26th February 2010, Competition Managers from the East Midlands region, with support from Concept 2, ran the first ever East Midlands Regional Schools Indoor Rowing Championship. The event focused on both a Key Stage 3 and a Key Stage 4 competition, with the competition format ensuring that both girls and boys were targeted by schools from across the region.
The main aim of the programme was to develop a competitive pathway from School Sport Partnership level to county level and finish with the regional event. Schools and students would then be signposted to the open entry National Junior Indoor Rowing Championship in London in March. Through establishing this aim, the following outcomes were acheived:
- Over 100 schools from across the East Midlands region engaged, with many taking part in Indoor Rowing for the first time.
- Around 1500 students took part in a number of competitions through developing the Indoor Rowing competition pathway.
- As the programme encouraged schools to involve girls and targeted disengaged students at Key Stage 4, a number of students enjoyed their first inter-school competitive experience.
- Some links with clubs have been made and more talented rowers have had the opportunity to be identified.
- Indoor Rowing has become a greater focus in schools, both in lessons and as extra curricular activity, providing a new and different opportunity for thousands of students.
It is great that the above outcomes have been achieved, however, the programme was primariliy about competition and developing a regional indoor rowing competition pathway. This aim has been realised and will hopefully be developed further, in future years - which will allow the top placed schools to win a regional event and focus other schools to strive towards reaching a regional final.
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