Wonderful week, wonderful cooperation, wonderful project!
Our Learning/Teaching/Training Event for Teachers in Nidzica begins! 6 guest teachers from Bulgaria and Slovakia, as well as participating teachers from Poland started the day by taking part in a lecture led by Krzysztof Łasiewicki, a teacher of Physical Education and ICT from Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących in Nidzica. The lecture regarded the use of modern technology (such as mobile apps, video-editing and publishing software, geocaching or wearable fitness gadgets) to make Physical Education lessons and physical activity in general more attractive and engaging for the students, for whom technology is an indispensable part of everyday life.
In the evening teachers participated in a guided tour of the castle in Nidzica and enjoyed a ceremonial dinner on the cattle grounds.
The day started with the lecture/workshop „Social competences – why they are important when it comes to sport?” led by a guest lecturer from University of Warmia and Masuria, Dr Martyna Kotyśko. During the lecture, participants became familiarized with the idea of basic social competences, such as interpersonal communication, assertiveness, ability to cooperate in a group, and how such competences can be learned and developed, especially in the context of sport. During the workshop, the teachers practiced better communication techniques, examples of assertive behaviour, roleplayed various roles functioning in a group or team – all that in order to understand the importance of developing social competences in relation to counteracting social exclusion and helping young people to develop them.
In the afternoon participants of the LTT took part in a teambuilding activity – a canoeing trip down the Łyna river, ending their adventure in the centre of Olsztyn and having the opportunity to sightsee some of the city’s historic Old Town.
In the morning meeting participants took part in lecture/workshop “The road is not always easy – a few words about goal setting, motivation and self-confidence”. During the workshop participants improved their knowledge about motivation, learned how to set goals and practice correct goal setting, identify obstacles in achieving the goal, determine their source and new ways of acting in the face of difficulties. Teachers took part in exercises that showed them how to work with their pupils to analyze their strengths and weaknesses, raise their self-confidence and self-esteem and help them create positive affirmations of themselves. The lecture/workshop was presented by Dr Martyna Kotyśko, a psychologist from University of Warmia and Masuria.
In the afternoon, keeping in line with the theme of physical activity, teachers spent time in a local Park of Active Entertainment “Bartbo”, where they participated in a wide range of activities such as traversing ropes courses or zorbing., which proved to be both exciting and challenging.
On the last day of the LTT event its participants went to Warsaw, where they had the opportunity to sightsee the Old Town, Royal Route and the Royal Castle. Afterwards, the group took part in a guided tour of the National Stadium PGE Narodowy that included visiting the stands (together with guest lounges), lockerrooms, physiotherapy suites and media rooms of this impressive (and the biggest in Poland) sports venue.
On Wednesday, 13.06.2018 Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących in Nidzica celebrated its annual Sports Day. On this day there are no regular classes – instead, the whole school community does various sports and competes against each other for the title of the “Most Sporty” class.
This year, members of Erasmus+ FITS project introduced floor hockey as one of the sports disciplines practiced during the day – students were asked, among others, to stickhandle the balls and shoot on target.We were also honoured by the presence of the head of our municipal government – Mr Grzegorz Napiwodzki, who cheered on our students.
Everybody had plenty of fun and we hope to have more days like these in the future!
17.01.2018 Another sporty day in Zilina! #FITS participants spent the whole morning competing in an international floorball tournament. The winner was Slovak team, but two other teams fought hard and managed to score at least one goal per game 🙂
Inauguration of the 1st meeting of the Erasmus+ project „Facilitating Inclusion through Sports” – Zilina, Slovakia.
13.01.2018 we launched an international meeting „Everyone Can Play! – Hockey” between the 3 countries participating in the project – hosting Slovakia, Bulgaria and Poland. On the first day the participants presented their countries, regions, towns and schools and after that, divided into international teams, took part in a number of teambuilding activities. Students and teachers attended the presentation „Introduction to ice-hockey and floorball”, and afterwards competed in a quiz about that subject. In the afternoon we in for a real treat – we are going to a live ice-hockey match! On Sunday afternoon the participants of #FITS project had an opportunity to watch an ice hockey match live – for a lot of them it was first such experience in their life. Our presence was a good luck charm for the home team, MsHK Zilina, as they defeated HK Poprad 4:2. Monday was another active day in Zilina. In the morning FITS participants took part in workshops on how to play floorball and played matches between their national teams. In the afternoon they were divided into mixed international teams and participated in „Olympic games” – a set of various games and challenges. The winners will be announced on Thursday! On Tuesday we visited the town of Trenčín, with rich hockey traditions. We toured the Pavol Demitra Ice Stadium, an ice-hockey arena that is the home of hockey team #HK Dukla Trenčín. We also had the opportunity to meet and talk to current players for the team: Peter Ölvecký, Peter Frühauf and Ondrej Mikula –very nice and approachable athletes. We wish them and the club all the best this season and beyond! We also had the chance to see the impressive castle in Trenčín – one of the biggest in Slovakia. 17.01.2018 was another sporty day in Zilina! #FITS participants spent the whole morning competing in an international floorball tournament. The winner was Slovak team, but two other teams fought hard and managed to score at least one goal per game. Young people spent the afternoon getting to know each other better and enjoying attractions Zilina has to offer.
Our project aims at combating exclusion and obstacles our students face, and facilitating inclusion of disadvantaged participants through sports and physical activity