This is a reference for Edouard PORTEFAIX

Volunteering with School Sport

The training activity took place
in Budapest, Hungary
organised by International School Sport Federation
2 - 7 April 2017

Aims & objectives

The project is comprised of a residential training, national practice phases, an international practice activity (Badminton European School Championship) and an evaluation meeting. It aims at fostering youth participation through volunteering in sport.

The objectives of the course were:
- to create a safe environment for intercultural cooperation and learning.
- to understand the benefits and social potentials of sport.
- To understand volunteering in sport as a way of participation.
- to develop competencies required for active participation and volunteering throughout every stage of the project.
- to prepare the participants for the national practices.
- to plan the activities proposed to the participants of the Championship in Clermont-Ferrand.

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

A group of 24 high-school students (aged between 13 and 16) coming from Croatia, France, Hungary, Latvia, Malta and Turkey.

Educational Team
The educational team was comprised of 6 people coming from each of the participating countries.

Training methods used & main activities

The programme was developed to approach the concepts of youth participation and voluteering in sport. It was grounded on non-formal education methodologies. It included – amongst others – experiential learning, sport games, body-mind practices, discussions in plenary and small groups, simulation games, self-reflection...

Outcomes of the activity

Participants gained a better understanding of the concepts of youth participaitons and volunteering in sports. They developped their confidence in the role that young people can play in society. They sharpened their communication skills, especially in an intercultural environment. They enhanced their capabilities to plan and run activities for their peers.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Trainer - in charge of developing, running and evaluating the educational contents and methods for the activity as well as mentoring French participants for their national practice phase.

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

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