We believe that sport plays an integral role in the development of all young people. It leads to improved fitness, health and well-being, concentration span, attitude and academic achievement. Most importantly, however, we believe sport can give our young people experiences they would not otherwise have.
In order to enable our young people to experience the most wide-ranging opportunities possible, we run the “BIG 3” programme. The BIG 3 centres around three sports – Rowing, Volleyball and Karate – which we believe contribute to this trust-wide focus on improving the lives of the students in our care. These sports offer students with different skills and natural abilities, the opportunity to try something completely different and to rise to the very top of their sport as young athletes.
Rowing at Gorse
In September 2016 The Gorse Boat Club was founded, with the aim of offering students across the trust the opportunity to get involved in something completely different. Since its inception, the programme has seen hundreds of students across the trust following programmes of indoor rowing, attending competitions and extra-curricular rowing sessions. In addition to this, The Gorse Boat Club has given students the opportunity to try rowing on the water and to become a part of the squad, training throughout the year with the ultimate aim of competing in national competitions such as the British Junior Rowing Championships.
In August, two students from The GORSE Boat Club were awarded a bursary to attend the SPARKS rowing camp. This camp, run by an American company, and coached by Cambridge University Boat Club coaches and athletes, gave the students a fantastic insight into the wider rowing community and the opportunities…Read more