Creative Physical Activities as a Tool of Youth Work — Poland

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Programme: ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: training course

Dates: 27 May—4 June 2022

Venue: Lądek-Zdrój, Poland

National team size: 2

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Participating countries: Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain

Hosting organisation: Cirkus La Bulle & Društvo CIK

Project description:

During the 9-day training course, we will discover how to use creative physical and circus activitiesas pedagogy as a method of youth work. We use creative physical activities and circus activities as a form of pedagogy in teaching and in non-formal education. Our main idea is that creative physical activitiesas and circus activity is appealing and fun for everybody, making it ideal as a tool for educational work with youngsters.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The aim is to introduce youth workers and youngsters to positive, healthy activities that encourages co-operation, and strengthen confidence, while developing co-ordination and persistence. The end result is much more than learning these skills – it also helps to improve self-esteem, build on a social capital and direct people towards positive ways of living.

The main goal of our project is to teach the participant basics of various creative physical and circus skills such as partner and group acrobatics, juggling, diabolo, balloon modelling… and show them how to prepare and implement creative physical and circus workshop, which they can use as a tool in their work with youngsters. On the end of our training course, all the participants will be equipped with knowledge how to prepare and implement a basic creative physical activities pedagogy workshop
on their own. After the project, their task will be to lead a creative physical activities pedagogy workshop for youngsters in their country and this way disseminate results of the training course.

During the project, participants (with the help of trainers) will prepare a short creative physical, circus show that they will perform for the local community. After the show, the participants will lead the creative physical activities pedagogy workshop for the local
community and test their newly learned skills.

PARTICIPANT’S PROFILE

We are looking for youth workers/youth leaders who are over the age of 18 with a good level of English, who will be willing and committed to participate actively in ALL sessions (about 8 hours a day):

  • All participants HAVE TO BE OVER 18 YEARS OLD and HAVE RESIDENCY IN THE SENDING COUNTRY othervies they cannot participate in the project.
  • There should be a gender balance; half participants should be female and half should be male.
  • All participants should speak and understand English. – Participants do not need any previous knowledge of creative physical activities skills as the course is adapted to total beginners.
  • Participants should be interested in making follow up international projects.
  • Participants with fewer opportunities, meaning youngsters with geographical obstacles (from remote rural areas, islands, less serviced areas,…), economical obstacles and social obstacles should be included.

THE VENUE (Lądek-Zdrój, POLAND)
The Training Course will take place in Lądek-Zdrój, a small town situated in the southern-west part of Poland, close to the border with the Czech Republic. The city is the oldest spa health-resort of Poland. It’s well known from its charming historic architecture and beautiful Sudety Mountains atmosphere.

Our venue, Willa Marianna, is located in the green areas of the city, in a piece and quiet space, near the historical spa parts of the city. The hotel is connected to the nature which gives a lot of opportunities for outdoor activities.

Participants will be accommodated in 2-3-bed rooms with private bathroom, WiFi access and it will be possible to use laundry service and a cozy lounge area. The The hotel is accessible and expirienced in working with diverse groups.

You can check the website of the venue in the following link: https://www.willamarianna.pl/

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