“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 […]

More than a wave: Ollerup International students made themselves feel like a tsunami

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They promised to bring the world to Copenhagen, and they definitely did. If you were in or around Copenhagen last week you probably saw a group of young, active and motivated students from all over the world sending out loud a message of happiness, mutual understanding and the importance of being active. Songs, dances, martial […]

Students from 6 continents on a mission to move people

Ollerup students are ready to MOVE the Danish capital next week. Photo courtesy of the students.

Next week will be a big week for 40 international students from Denmark’s Ollerup Academy of Physical Education as they embark on four days of moving people in Copenhagen. On Monday evening they will join the running NGO Right to Movement for some activities and from Tuesday to Thursday they plan to go “wherever the […]

“We will bring the world to Copenhagen for the European Week of Sport”

Students from the Ollerup Academy of Physical Education led the Let's Move flash mob at the 2015 MOVE Congress

Students from the Ollerup Academy of Physical Education on the Danish island of Funen love moving people. The international school has been an active supporter of the NowWeMOVE campaign since it started in 2012 and a new group of MOVE Agents are getting ready to create a “wave” of activity in their community and Copenhagen […]

How young people can motivate themselves…

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By Lucia Stevens, Ollerup Academy of Physical Education When you are young, people will often tell you that life is about finding what you love doing and doing it. One very demotivating problem with this is if you don’t know what you love doing. For some, this creates paranoia that maybe you don’t have (or […]

MOVE Week 2014 through the eyes of Ollerup International Academy of Physical Education

Some time has passed since MOVE Week 2014, but if you were involved, we are sure you will remember many great moments from the event. The last week of September was full of fun, energy and engagement. Do you miss the buzz? Then check out this video and relive the atmosphere captured by students from […]