Erasmus + is a program sponsored by the European union which gives the opportunity to the students of travel and study in another country than theirs.
The Erasmus + program provides students nowadays one of the best way to visit and learn from a new country such as Netherlands. Students can learn all about the Dutch culture, have a work experience abroad and all of this without spending a lot of money. We believe that it is vital for students to gain experiences abroad. You will get to know a lot of people from different backgrounds and according to several students that visited us in Leeuwarden, going abroad for a longer period of time is one of the best things that they have done.
So, if you are interested in meeting new people, get to know a different culture and learn a lot of things, you might consider coming to Leeuwarden and have the best time of your life!
This project has selected the topic ‘promote education in and through sport with special focus on skills development’.
Stand up paddling is a fairly new sport which has not been accessible for the larger public yet. Stand up paddling is a sport which is done on the water (sea, canals, lakes etc.) with a board and a paddle. As you have to stay balanced all the time and use your whole body to paddle, this is an all body workout. Since there is no official infrastructure, like there is for soccer or rowing, the basic knowledge about the sport is poor. Also, because it is impossible to do without a basic instruction.
The need for a project in stand up paddling is clear. The sport is rather new and even though it has been growing the last years, it still hasn’t been accessible to the larger population. This project will teach children in elementary or vocational schools how they have to paddle. This has positive effects on children as it is a very good exercise, a good promotion for water sports, it is even a relaxing sport, where you can enjoy being outside. With health and exercise problems with children nowadays, introducing them to a new sport can improve this situation.