Emma wanted to add to use her passion to enrich the environment at the National Water Sports Centre, engage the public in canoeing and physical activity and raise the profile of both the athletes and sports who train there daily.
It was hoped that by raising the profile we could have a positive impact on society in terms of physical activity but also engagement with sport and activity for physical and mental wellbeing.
Emma designed and developed the boards to include the following:
- An interactive fact / engagement information
- A physical challenge / activity
- A sustainability tip
- An anagram to promote literacy and physical activity as they move around the site to collect all 10 letters
Centre Contract Manager Jack Garner said:
“We are constantly striving to improve our site and the new canoeing engagement boards are a great addition. We are so proud to have British Canoeing world class athletes training here 6 days a week and these boards aim to educate members of the public about the collaboration between the site and the sport.
We hope families who visit our beautiful site enjoy hunting out the boards and learning about canoeing while also trying our activities and sustainability ideas.” – Jack Garner, Contract Manager
Emma Wiggs said:
“I’m absolutely delighted that we have managed to get this project completed. As a High Performance Programme based fulltime at the National Watersports Centre, we know the positive impact that being in the outdoors on this beautiful site can have on both our physical and mental wellbeing. My motivation was to share our amazing sport with the local community and visitors to the site and help engage them in a positive way with both canoeing, physical activities, sustainability ideas and the great outdoors!
Its fantastic to see families and individuals enjoying hunting out the boards and being active!”