Dissemination Events: Sports Activator in Canary Islands, Spain
Sara Lustres del Castillo Olivares organised a dissemination event for Sports Activator project in Canary Islands, Spain. Her activity involved approximately 15 girls from 4 to 11 years old who were taking Ballet classes. The activity was directed mainly to stretching and companionship games. It started with a game of clapping to get the children's attention. Also, they did basic stretching activities for most of the muscles in addition for trying to gain elasticity. After several exercises, another game was carried out where the children were divided into 2 groups where they had to write on a small cardboard the largest number of muscles they knew. In this way the brain of these children was encouraged. Another game that was also performed was that of the statue. They had to be in motion while the music was playing, once the music stopped they had to be still. At the end, the children were happy and they gave constructive comments about the activity.
Sports Activator is co-funded by Erasmus+ Sport Programme, with the support of the European Union.
Sports Activator project had two main meetings in Romania, which involved more than 70 participants from 8 countries and different communities. We managed to gather together sport teachers, trainers, youth workers, volunteers, coaches, people involved in sport clubs and different participants with various backgrounds in the sports field.
One of the meetings objectives was to create a toolbox with helpful information about a healthy lifestyle, nutrition, physical activity, games and methods that can contribute to decrease the rate of physical inactivity among youngsters. Everybody contributed to this brochure with personal experience, examples of good practice, games and methods that they have already tried and worked very well among the young people.
After the international mobilities, the participants had the mission to share their learning achievements by facilitating international sports events in their local communities. So far 20 offline and online events were organised, in Spain, Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria, that involved 659 participants.