TRAIN-THE-TRAINERS - PHASE 1
The 3 first Training Activities took place in Athens (Greece), Terrassa (Spain), and Kildare (Ireland). The main objective was to pre-test and evaluate the games developed through Intellectual Outputs 2 and 3. The results of the pretesting evaluation were used to finalize the Moving STARS Toolkit (Teacher’s Manual and supporting material).
Athens, Greece - September 2021
The first training activity was organized by RSI “Panos Mylonas”, in Athens. During the training, the participants played the Moving STARS games – focusing on movement games for early school years – and evaluated them.
During this training, the MOVING STARS Video Game was also presented for the first time by OMEGA Technology, receiving comments for further development and improvements. RSI presented a best practice from Greece, the educational programme “In Traffic with Safety” that runs into Greek primary schools since 2009 and deals with pedestrian safety.
Furthermore, a guest from the Greek Association of Dance Therapists presented a one-hour session of movement exercises concerning space and body awareness, focus and concentration, effort awareness, as well as body music.
The 3-day training concluded with a visit at the historical center of Athens and Filopappou hill where the participants played the games in an open area with a view of Acropolis!
Terrassa (Barcelona), Spain - October 2021
The second training activity was organized by Escola ‘Sant Josep’ Primary School, in Terrassa, Barcelona.
The participants were trained on the activities of the manual, focusing on the exercises promoting movement development and active mobility – cycling & scootering.
Among the guest experts were the Urban Mobility unit of the Terrassa Municipality who presented the initiatives for promoting sustainable and active mobility as well as the Traffic Police who presented the educational programmes for primary school students.
The participants visited the Terrassa Cycling Circuit where the local Traffic Police implements the practical training for students on safe cycling and scootering.
Kildare, Ireland - November 2021
The 3rd and final training activity of the 1st Phase was hosted by the Kildare Town ‘Educate Together’ National School and was mainly focused into exercises for older students of primary and secondary education.
At this training event, we had the opportunity to pretest the Moving STARS video game with the school’s students, observe them play, receive feedback, and suggest improvements.
Among the guest experts were the local Traffic Police as well as the Road Safety Authority (RSA) who presented initiatives concerning the protection of students during their daily travels to and from school as well as educational programmes for the prevention of road crashes.