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Surviving Lockdown 2021 – Rowan

a woman and a dog sitting in the grass

We are celebrating how our community is using the 5 ways to well-being to get through lockdown (connect – be active – take notice – give – keep learning)

To share your story please drop us a message. We would love to hear from you!

Next up is Rowan, also an Adventure Sports student at Glasgow Kelvin College and a member of the Pinkston freelance team.

Here is her story:

“During this lockdown I celebrated my 20th birthday with a beautiful winter walk in my local park (Pollock Park) with my family and dogs. Since then I have been going to Pollok Park every day with the aim on doing 15,000 steps a day. By now I can walk the whole park with my eyes closed but it’s still a part of my day I look forward to! I’m so grateful for my local outdoor spaces which allow me to get out and enjoy nature. For me going out a walk allows me time away from my computer and phone screen as I’m currently an Adventure Sport student stuck in online classes instead of exciting practical sessions. I’ve also been fortunate enough to get out paddling on the canal, flat water paddling is better than no paddling. Getting outdoors helps me to keep a positive mindset and stay active which is very important to me.

I joined the pinkston freelance team last summer and what a summer it was. Working at Pinkston allowed my to develop my skill level and love for paddling all while meeting some amazing people. Between summer and the second lockdown I spent pretty much every day at the centre either working, at college or the park and play sessions. In this lock down I’m really missing getting out kayaking everyday and working with all you lovely people but hopefully soon enough things will be back to normal and we can all have a play on the water again! See ya then!”


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Our Start Kayaking sessions are all about getting you on the water and experiencing the joys of kayaking in a safe and fun way. These adult sessions are for anyone over the age of 16 who want to get on the water and learn the basics of kayaking with basic skills and challenges. We use our great sit on top kayaks meaning that we have the best platform for learning skills without the challenges or fears of ‘getting stuck’.

This session includes your British Canoeing Paddle Start Certificate.