Pernille Vederso, Copenhagen, March 20th 2019.
On Wednesday 20th of March, six Erasmus+ students from Randersgade Skole in Copenhagen went to ride rickshaw bikes for the first time. They used each other as passengers while riding in the city. The rickshaw session took place at the retirement home Nybodergården where this optional activity is part of the weekly schedule for the elderly residents.
The session is a part of a pilot program which is planned for the students in the Erasmus+ Project launched by Foreningen Frie Fugle. The students will be trained to bike with the elderly in the streets of Copenhagen.
The training consists not only of learning how to ride and manage the bikes, it is also focusing on the caring relation to the passenger on board. The students had fun playing small roleplays with each other trying to sense their roles and make the activity more lively.
The Wednesday session was the first out of several rickshaw sessions to come for the six students. The training was coordinated by Pernille Vedersø and Signe Weinreich from Foreningen Frie Fugle, who instructed and followed the biking in the city.
The Erasmus+ students are all members of Foreningen Frie Fugle.
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