Active Future Programme – Week 4 – Zumba and the Physical & Mental Effects of Drug and Alcohol Misuse

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Extract from shaneodonnellblog Week four of the Active Future Programme has just passed which marked the halfway point of the programme. The past four weeks have gone so quickly but it is great to see the relationships grow stronger and stronger between the participants, the Sports Science Students & the leaders. Physical Health Input This week […]

“Ikke uden risiko” (Not without risk!)

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By Santiago Villalobos, Portugal I was looking for inspiration (and words!) to write this article, when suddenly I remembered the Danish slogan for our school here in Ollerup – ikke uden risiko – which translated to English means “Not without risk!” In that moment, I thought that this could be a good starting point. Being […]

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

Integration of refugees sport

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. […]

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? […]

Youth on the MOVE Alumni: Shane O’Donnell is our new NowWeMOVE guest blogger

Shane during the Youth on the MOVE training

The International Sport and Culture Association’s Youth on the MOVE programme finished its online and offline courses in July, both in Latin America and Europe. Rather than being the end of the road, the most active season is just starting for the participants. The Latin American participants will be deploying their projects during Semana Muevela […]

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 […]