Sometimes all it takes to rehumanise us is a little dance!

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By Javier Mira, Mexico If pity makes you look down on someone and feel sorry for them, empathy is what makes you stand face-to-face and look them straight in the eye, breaking the barrier between them and us. From 18-20 October, we (the international students from the Ollerup Academy of Physical Education) had the chance […]

Active Future Programme – Week 3 – Resistance Training, Hydration & Thought Awareness

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Extract from shaneodonnellblog This week marked week 3 of the Active Future Programme where we welcomed 2 new participants. Participant numbers are now up to 22 which is more than initially expected! Physical Health Input The topic of conversation this week was hydration – how much, how often, and how to know if you are […]

Active Future Programme – Week 2 – HIIT, Portion Sizes and Relaxation

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Extract from shaneodonnellblog With week 1 off to a flying start I was excited to hear how week 2 went down with the adolescents of Tullow Secondary School. There were 5 new participants this week bringing the total number of active participants up to 20. The feedback I received on week 2 was really positive. Here […]

Love your bones and celebrate World Osteoporosis Day

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By Herbert Hartmann, leader of the MOVING Age Network “Love Your Bones and ensure a fracture–free, independent future for all”. With this slogan the World Osteoporosis Day is being celebrated today, 20 October. Many scientific studies give evidence of the positive effects of physical activity and sport in counteracting osteoporosis and its consequences, like fractures. […]

Europe ran with us: School children from 20 countries exercised during European School Sport Day® 2016

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As reports come in from the second European Week of Sport, early results point to the European School Sport Day® as the EU initiative’s biggest event, moving approximately 1.5 million school children in 20 countries across in Europe on 30 September 2016. In 2015, the event was organised in three countries (Hungary, Bulgaria and Bulgaria) […]

Active Future Programme – Week 1 – fun games, the food pyramid and understanding behaviour

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Extract from shaneodonnellblog Last week’s blog mentioned the importance of self-doubt – something I should have revisited in the hours leading up to the start of week 1. I couldn’t stop my mind from racing and wondering if things would run smoothly, if everything was prepared, if the participants would like the food or if anyone would even turn up? To […]

Mentor Training – Competence, Confidence and Striving for Self-Efficacy

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October 4, 2016 / shaneodonnellblog The Importance of Mentors and Managing Self-Doubt  The importance and benefits of having a mentor(s) is irrefutable. At some point in your life, through sport, music, work or other interests, you may have considered someone your mentor.  What made them standout in your mind? Their experience? Their advice and support? […]

More than 60,000 students celebrated the European School Sport Day in Spain

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A total of 60,194 students in schools across 9 regions participated in the first edition of the European School Sport Day (ESSD) in Spain on 30 September. The number of Spanish educational institutions involved in the day reached 114, and were located in the regions of Aragon, Baleares, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Catalonia, Valencia, […]

Lesson from street sport: the best way to do a 30-second elevator pitch is with a video camera

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Adapted from an article in Danish by DGI Underground’s project coordinator for street sport Helle Nymann Jensen With over 220 Danish Street Cup final participants, 35 freestylers and 40 panna players packed into Copenhagen’s City Hall Square, Denmark’s street sport festival gave a unique atmosphere to the European Week of Sport on 17 September. The participants joined […]

If you had the power to move people, who would you target?

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Youth on the MOVE change-maker Shane O’Donnell tells how the NowWeMOVE programme inspired him to make a difference in Ireland. By Shane O’Donnell, extract from his original blog post ‘Active Future Programme: Using Physical Activity to Promote Education amongst Adolescents At Risk of Early School Leaving’ At the beginning of the year I was lucky […]