2015 Challenge Camp

DSCF6143-zibq0lNearly 200 primary school children from Eastbourne and Brighton participated in the University of Brighton’s widening participation project during the school Easter holidays.

From 30 March to 2 April, children aged between seven and eight worked in teams during the week as part of the Cool Club whilst those aged nine and ten followed a similar programme known as the Challenge Camp.

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New book: Becoming a Physical Education Teacher

book coverA new book by School of Sport and Service Management principal lecturer Gary Stidder is published this week: Becoming a Physical Education Teacher.

This engaging new book explains the process of becoming and being a teacher of secondary school physical education;  from the various routes of entry into the profession to the realities of being a qualified PE teacher, to the ways in which experienced teachers can become teacher educators and nurture the next generation.

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Value of Sport Conference 2015

MG_0174-26igujvOn 30 January over 120 students from schools and colleges, both local and from London, visited the University of Brighton’s Falmer campus for the second annual Value of Sport Conference.

The day started with a talk about applying to university and general student life given by University of Brighton student ambassadors. The students were then taken on a tour of the campus.

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Recognition for Dan’s work with Football 4 Peace Korea

Recognition for Football for Peace in Korea

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Dan Gudgeon, the Head Coach at Football for Peace (F4P) and Project Manager with the Sport Operation Team at the PyeongChang Organising Committee Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, received an appreciation plaque at a recent fundraising event hosted by the Korean Sharing Movement (KSM) in Seoul.

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May 2014 Challenge Camp

DSC_5466Boys and girls from Eastbourne and Hastings came together during the school half term holidays in May to take part in the Football 4 Peace Challenge Camp at The School of Sport and Service Management in Eastbourne.

As part of the University of Brighton’s widening participation scheme, they participated in a range of physical activities designed to promote core human values such as trust, respect, responsibility, equity and inclusion. Continue reading

Easter 2014 Challenge Camp

DSC_5174Children from primary schools in Brighton and Eastbourne took part in the University of Brighton’s Easter Challenge Camp in from 14-17 April at the School of Sport and Service Management in Eastbourne.

Encompassing the Football 4 Peace International (F4P) principles, the University of Brighton has developed an exciting opportunity for boys and girls aged 8-11 years.

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2014 F4P v Homophobia at Sussex Downs College

IMG_2816University of Brighton students and Football 4 Peace coaches led a festival of sport for students at Sussex Downs College entitled F4P v Homophobia. The group worked alongside a small group of the college’s enterprise apprentices to run the festival.

The festival is F4P’s own take on the Football v Homophobia international initiative.

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Rugby, Netball, Football and Sustainable Development in The Gambia

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In December 2013, a group of 6 F4P coaches worked alongside 12 local coaches and stakeholders from the Gambian Village of Kartong Sport Committee, St.Martins Basic Cycle School and Sandele Eco Resort. It is the first time F4P has worked in The Gambia.

The 7 day programme began with training of local coaches in how to deliver the values based methodology and the locals teaching the visitors about local customs and circumstances. The group then worked with 146 boys and girls and 24 young men over four days in Football, Rugby and Netball.

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UNESCO Values-Based Teaching Conference, Paris

UNESCOStaff and students (past and present) attended a workshop on values in Sport, organised by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organistaion (UNESCO) at their Headquarters in Paris, France.

The event brought together leaders from the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee, World Anti-Doping Association and International Fair Play Committee to work alongside various representatives and teachers already using sport and physical education to teach values to children.

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