Laois Sports Partnership hosts very successful Kayak Level 2 Skills Award for visually impaired

The Kayak Level 2 Skills Award course recently run by Laois Sports Partnership in conjunction with SVT Canoeing & Kayaking club for NCBI members in Laois was a new venture for all involved.

It was the first time that a group with visual impairments has taken part in this type of training in Laois.

The final day finished with assessment taken by the wonderful tutor Matt McGrath.

Laois Sports Partnership expressed a big thank you to Vision Sports for their support of the event.

“This is the first time that this was done in Laois. To bring a group of kids with visual impairment out on the water for the first time was just an unreal experience,” one of the tutors involved in the programme said.

At the end of the course, the participants had to demonstrate safety skills and techniques to achieve their Kayak Level 2 Skills Award.

But more importantly, the event was a very enjoyable and empowering one for all involved.