10.2.5A-FSEPON-PI-2018-2025; Sport at schoolYEAR 2017 /2018/ 2019
IC DELLE QUATTRO VALLI
“IC delle 4 Valli” consists of 21 school complexes: 7 kindergartens, 10 primary schools and 4 lower secondary schools. The area is characterised by small and medium-sized villages surrounded by the hills of the Montferrat and the mountains of the Langhe in the province of Asti. The migration flow of the past few years – involving people from eastern Europe, North Africa and Asia – brought to the area several first and second-generation foreign students, entailing specific integration measures. Moreover, there is a considerable presence of students with special educational needs, students who are at a socio-economic/linguistic disadvantage, students with disabilities or at risk of early school leaving.
Surveys were carried out on students’ families to assess their availability to attend out-of-school classes focused on sports and games; their feedback was positive. The project is also coherent with the priority of “feeling good at school”, included in the Piano dell’Offerta Formativa (educational policy plan) approved by IC delle 4 Valli.
Students attending their first, second and third year of lower secondary school in Incisa Scapaccino and Vesime participated to the project.
Students attending lower secondary school in Incisa Scapaccino, Mombaruzzo, Vesime and Monastero Bormida participated in the project, which consisted of weekly sport classes, lasting 2 hours each, throughout the whole school year, for a total of 60 hours. The classes were mainly carried out in the school gym or in public sports centers
People cooperating with the school, connected to the project or not.
The project promoted students’ mental and physical well-being by encouraging healthy lifestyles and eating habits. Physical activity was an instrument for inclusion, personal growth, self-esteem, and improved students’ relationship-building abilities while promoting respect of differences and contrast to violence and discrimination.
The activities carried out strengthened students’ life skills, thus contributing to preventing addiction, developing conscientiousness and respect for social and sport rules. Competitions for the different sports will be organised throughout the project, in cooperation with professionals, and in the end, there will be sport events and tournaments to foster intercultural exchange and social activity, presenting the activities of the project.
According to the different activities, the project was structured in lectures on specific rules and techniques for the different individual and team sports, individual work, pair, and group work to experience the different motor skills, progressive and interval-training drills, refereeing in turn for the different team sports.
The inter-disciplinary orienteering activity led to the strengthening of cross skills to know the territory and be oriented using topographic maps.
Therefore, the activities saw the participation of all students, each with their specific physical and psychological features, developing self-esteem, self-awareness of one’s potential and limits as well as their distinctive features, thanks to the different recreational motor activities and the sports practiced.
Group activities were particularly useful to develop social identity, efficient cooperation, sharing of tasks and roles.