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About the project

"The Olympic Spirit - Playing for Respect" is a project that focuses on education and training in social competences for pupils of various ages. During the project, the students develop a variety of cooperative game forms. Taken together, the created set of games represents the student's own Olympics with which younger children can train integration, tolerance and a fair interpersonal behavior in an increasingly diverse society. All in all, four schools from Poland, Italy, Sweden and Germany join the project with four international project meetings, where the students work on their common goal: The implementation of the "Olympic Games for Respect". During the two-year term of the partnership round about 100 pupils and 16 teachers take part. Besides the creation of their own games, the young people learn about facts on the modern and ancient Olympic Games which function as a role model in order to establish fairness and peace.


The concept of the project implies that the participants create games, which encourage a supportive and integrative social environment.

 

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.

Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games

 

September 28th, 2018 - October 4th, 2018

During the first meeting the pupils get an overview of the Olympic ideal, its origin and historical background. Furthermore, they develop criteria for a 'good' game.

March 16th, 2019 - March 22nd, 2019

The next stage of the project will be the development of first game concepts, rules and manuals.

November 4th, 2019 - November 9th, 2019

The single games get produced, reviewed and combined to a set of games for the Olympic Games.

March 22nd, 2020 - March 28th, 2020

The Olympics Games will be implemented for the first time. After a comprehensive evaluation of the Games, they will be made publicly available as a learning program.