This is a reference for Jonathan Robertson

Ready, Steady, Go - Sport as a Social Tool

The training activity took place
in Glasgow, UK
organised by Xchange Scotland / British Council
29/05/2012 - 04/06/2012
Reference person

Olga Kiriakidou

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Aims & objectives

This training course was all about how we use Sport as a social tool. The aim of this activity was to bring together community/social/youth workers and those that work within sport to develop new ideas, strategies, opportunities and projects around the themes including Entrepreneurship, Intercultural Dialogue and the Olympic Values.

To raise the principles and values of the Olympic Ideals and improve the understanding of the Olympic Ideals and their place in the world today.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The target group was community/social/youth workers and those that work within sport. The countries that the participants were coming from: Malta, Hungary, Netherlands, U.K., Austria, Bulgaria and Poland.

Training methods used & main activities

Methodology was based on the principles of non-formal education and was designed and delivered very actively and creatively with practical examples, exercises and discussion of projects that have brought changes and success in the area of sports and entrepreneurship. During the training, participants were involved in various activities focusing on active participation, visualizations, workshops, role-playing and simulations.

Outcomes of the activity

The outcomes were:
- A better knowledge of the concept of social learning through sport - how sport enables cross-cultural, cross-linguistic and cross-generational connections, understanding and opportunities
- A better understanding of how to use Sports as an effective tool for job creation, entrepreneurship and economical development.
- New skills and knowledge in the Youth in Action programme
- New ideas and plans to take forward with participants on this course aswell as to take back home in relation to all the things that have been learned

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

My role included:
- Devising the training course
- Submitting the application to the UK National Agency (the British Council)
- Working with my team of trainers (4 including myself) to plan the course
- Delivering as a trainer
- Evaluating and reporting on the course to the National Agency

I worked on this training for 5 days as a full time trainer.

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