What on Earth is Education through Sport?

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Have you ever had the feeling when you arrive at a workshop or seminar that you’re stepping into another world with its own language and view on life?  When I accepted the challenge to participate in a seminar on Education through Sport in Budapest, Hungary, I must confess I had no idea what Education through […]

MOVEMENT as the source of HOPE

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For the last five years the NowWeMOVE campaign has been motivating citizens all over Europe to find and share their movements. Movements that give them joy, that connect them with their family and friends, and that help them to develop heathier and happier communities. And the work of these people, or MOVE Agents, has been […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

ISCA, Denmark and the most active week in Europe

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During the European Week of Sport (EWoS), from 10-18 September, ISCA as the National Coordinator Body for Denmark, got into the action and participated its flagship events across the country. Starting with the official opening event of EWoS, the FlashMOVE flash mob, more than 60 dancers at the Motorvejsløb (an active festival celebrating the opening […]

Why not dare to dream big?

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“I have a dream” is the title of the historic public speech made by Martin Luther King, and even though it might sound like a cliché, it is also how ideas of ​​creating a community movement like the #EuropeanFitnessDay can come about. It was just an idea that became a dream of making 15 September […]