Football 4 Peace International

Using sport to promote peaceful coexistence

Primary School Sports Festival

Photo of the children playing with hula hoops350 Eastbourne primary school pupils came to The School of Sport and Service Management to participate in a sports festival organised by Football 4 Peace International.

The focus of the day’s activities was to develop an awareness of team work and personal responsibility. The children took part in a in a series of related activities including problem solving, physical challenges, team building, invasion games, survival, exercise and trust games.

A pupil-centered teaching approach through the processes of planning, performing and evaluating was used to develop practical knowledge and understanding; the process-based approach focuses on learning from doing, ownership of learning and independent learning.

The aims of the day were to:

  • encourage respect for different national, religious and ethnic identities
  • develop the ability to reflect on issues and take part in discussion
  • be aware and appreciate diversity that exists and to respect each individual
  • promote mutual respect and understanding of others
  • resolve conflict fairly
  • use imagination to consider other people’s opinions
  • be able to think about, express and explain views that are not their own
  • negotiate, decide and take responsibility in college community based activities

The themes of the day were underpinned by citizenships and social responsibility:

  • to promote communication skills (verbal and non-verbal)
  • enhance interaction
  • break down inhibitions
  • build trust, co-operation and sharing
  • increase working relationships
  • develop leadership skills
  • encourage team work
  • joint decision-making and problem-solving
  • encourage individuals to work outside ‘safe’ friendship boundaries
  • develop positive personal and social qualities

The day was also fun-packed which the images below show:

Kerry Burnett • March 29, 2018

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