Growing Participation by working together: two National Governing Bodies of Sport share how they have collaborated to support schools to provide wider opportunities for young people Debbie Jackson Dan Hetherington Rob Wright – Senior Development Officer, Canoe England – Indoor Rowing Lead, British Rowing – Assistant Head, Plymstock School History – the background • TEAM Watersports represents the joint sports development departments of Canoe England, British Rowing and the Royal Yachting Association. Since 2001 we have worked together closely on a number of initiatives, in a range of locations. • In addition our sports have consistently delivered on the international stage • An opportunity to clearly promote joint working • Taking advantage of networking opportunities • A deliberate change of engagement approach • Joint help & inspiration – YST,BR,CE Investment •YST - £20K •BR - £20K •CE - £20K • April 2013 - March 2014 • To be reviewed annually Criteria – School Selection • YST Partnership school • YST regional staff insight • Strong support from School Senior Management team • Robust and honest application • BR/CE Strategic link to 2013-17 plans • Geographical Spread 9 schools • Yorkshire Rodillian School, Leeds; Wickersley School, Rotherham • South East -The Regis School, Bognor Regis ,West Sussex • South West - Plymstock School , Plymouth(lead status), Ashton Park School, Bristol • North East - Roseberry School, Durham • East Midlands - Prince William School, Oundle; Rushcliffe School, Nottingham • East - Turnford School, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire Watersport Hub School are defined as: • Beacons of best practice in canoeing and rowing delivery through advocacy and development in schools, by committing to work directly with a minimum of 2 other schools and a designated local Watersports centre and/or local club • They will develop and drive young people’s participation in indoor and outdoor opportunities by increasing sustained participation and providing clear inclusive pathways for young people into community clubs as both participant and young leader/coach/instructor/Activator • They will develop young people, school staff and parents as coaches, leaders and volunteers in Watersports deploying them to support competition development and growth through School Games delivery Plymstock School – Lead Status • Provide 1 to 1 support to all hub schools to achieve action plan outcomes including ▫ Inform and advise on curriculum, competition and club development ▫ Support transition offer from school to community • To act as a sounding board to provide guidance and support to watersports NGBs on educational resources and young leader development programmes • Contribute to the development of the Hub School induction and orientation process • To link with future Lead Hub schools in other sports to share good practice to support the development of the Hub School concept. • To compile best practice e-mail to schools on successes in Watersports development • To provide regular feedback/quality assurance on the development of Watersports Hub schools to YST/NGBs The Partnership HUB SCHOOL BRITISH ROWING/CANOE ENGLAND YOUTH SPORT TRUST Role Role Role Delivery and Development Technical Support Project Management Advocate For Watersports Watersports Programmes NGB Support Participation and Volunteering Opportunities Staff Support School Support Workforce Development Resources and Materials Resources and Materials Pathways Into Community Sport Workforce Training Link to other YST Programmes Whole School Impact Pathways - Community and Talent Whole School Impact RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INCLUSIVE WATERSPORTS What’s in it for the School? • Yr 1 £1,600 support grant (measured against agreed outputs and outcomes) • Up to £2,500 worth of Instructor and Leader training (In-kind) • Potential for up to c. £2000 worth of additional support (including Lead School, NGB staff and YST staff support) (In-Kind) • Bespoke Watersports resources developed in partnership with hub schools (joint competition resource development) • 2x Athlete Role Model visits/yr worth c.£1,000 • Media support to increase PR opportunities for the school (via NGB/YST channels) • Attendance at international/national events as spectators and volunteers • Equipment Package The School must • Build and sustain strong community links by working in partnership with at least 2 identified local Watersports clubs (and/or Outdoor Education Centres) to create a ‘transition club’ and other school-club links which enhance the quality and quantity of opportunities and pathways • Deliver 2 youth leadership/young volunteer training days per year for local schools • Identify one member of staff to attend and contribute to an annual staff development workshop for ‘Team Watersports’ on ‘working with Education’ The School must • Provide opportunities for a minimum 150 young people to access additional opportunities in indoor/outdoor rowing and canoeing and train and develop a minimum of 20 young people and 5 parents and/or teachers in coaching and leadership. • Implement Level 1 School Games competition by co-ordinating and managing the rotation of the ‘Indoor Regatta in a box’ to encourage L1 competition, and host 3 ‘Indoor Regatta’s’ for local schools each year Targets • • • • • • • 9 schools 1350 young people engaged in Watersports 180 young leaders 45 adult leaders 27 Level 1 School Games 18 school club/centre links 18 ‘leadership/volunteer days’ for Young people • 9 ‘champions’ of Watersports from within Education Leadership • To date Canoe England and British Rowing have ran their U Canoe Activator Tutor Training course and Indoor Rowing 4 Young People courses at a few Watersport Hub Schools • U Canoe is the new young people’s programme for 14-25s that aims to plug the gap in current provision, encouraging new participants to the sport. The programme offers two different ways to achieve this, U Canoe Wired (indoor) led by young people for young people and U Canoe Unleashed (on the water) using fun, participant led resource cards and learning through play. • 'Indoor Rowing for Young People' (IR4YP) is a programme offered by British Rowing to provide training on how to deliver high quality sessions using an indoor rowing machine, giving confidence and leading onto Explore Rowing on the water. • Candidates have learnt how to use the machines, the resource cards and opportunities to continue. Comments included, ‘I’m hooked’ and ‘Who knew canoeing could be so fun’. • These enthused Tutors are now able to deliver training to selected young people within their Watersport Hub Schools by loaning ergo machines from the National Governing Bodies, inspiring them to encourage more to go rowing and canoeing, leading onto participation for life. • To find out more about the programmes www.canoe-england.org.uk/ucanoe or http://ir4yp.britishrowing.org/ • There is currently a joint Watersports Leader course in planning which will combine the two training sessions along with how to run an indoor competition Cases of Good Practice RODILLIAN ACADEMY, LEEDS • Held 2 primary indoor watersports events at the academy (70 primary students involved) • All year 7 students at the academy took part in a kayaking or canoeing activity as part of their resilience camp at Mixenden reservoir. • Made links with Leeds Rowing Club for 2 teachers to go on the water and have INSET training by their qualified coaches for sculling. • Primary indoor event held including; labelling the kayak, kayak touch challenge plus activities from the School Games cards. • Year 8 students taken to Pugneys Outdoor centre canoeing each Wednesday afternoon as an enrichment activity. • Year 7 & 8 students taken to the Ardeche region of France where they completed a 24km descent of the Ardeche river in one day and an 8 km kayak trip on a separate day. Cases of Good Practice PRINCE WILLIAM SCHOOL, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE • Held a Launch Regatta to celebrate their role as a National Watersport School in partnership with the Corby, Oundle and Thrapston School Sports Partnership, The Youth Sport Trust, British Rowing and Canoe England. • As a school they will learn how to engage young people in water sports and will be responsible for using the sports to impact on students’ attainment and on whole school improvement.. • The Launch Regatta saw over 70 pupils from Prince William School, The King John, Oundle and Kings Cliffe Middle School, Oundle School and Sir Christopher Hatton, ranging from 11 – 18 years of age competing as part of team and individual races. • Prince William School, will now be working closely with Oundle Town Rowing Club and Proteus Canoeing Club, Peterborough to develop stronger sporting and education links between the School and clubs. • Will also be running NGB indoor programmes; IR4YP & U Canoe Wired How does this link to our 2013/17 commitments? • Relationships - Both sports are benefiting from each other’s experience (Canoe England helping British Rowing with access to water sport centres, which in turn can help reduce the burden of growth on clubs). • U Canoe & IR4YP – opens access to more YP through linking to education • Opens the route to develop new indoor and outdoor competition formats and challenges as an ongoing opportunity to continue for life • Supports other programmes the sport is already a part of such as the School Games • Paddle – Ability & Row-Ability • Satellite Clubs • Accredited Clubs/Centres • Could lead into future developments of forming European style water sport clubs where members take part in both sports • Increasing regular participation!!! What should an Athlete Visit Look Like? • Help and inspire young people to try the sport and where it can lead to • Explain how you got into it, and how this programme gives a great chance to try both watersports • Explain why you enjoy the sport and how it changed your life as a young person • Talk a bit about the diversity of your sport (coastal, surf, racing, indoor, ocean etc.) • Give some practical tips to the young people on the ergos • Award medals at events •Review of Data Reports - our impact to date New Participants 2500 2,059 2000 1500 1,196 1000 500 402 324 0 Number of new participants involved in watersports participation opportunities Partner secondary schools Partner primary schools Number of pupils with SEND Review of Data Reports - our impact to date •Lowest number per Hub = 30 •Highest Number per Hub = 1200 •Number of Schools working across – Between 3-82 Considerations •Balance of primary to secondary pupils Workforce Development 100 90 89 80 70 60 50 37 40 30 20 7 10 0 Number of young people trained in watersport coaching or leadership Young people with SEND? •Engagement of Parents •Courses Required •Supporting Young People •Linking to clubs Number of teachers or other adults trained in watersport coaching or leadership Competition •Level 1 Competitions = 111 •Level 2 Competitions = 4 •Level 3 Competitions – Rowing 7, Canoeing 2 •How have you influenced this? •How many are “new” competitions? •How will/can you use Launch to support more schools engage in Watersports competitions? How Can My School Get Involved?