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ACTIVE 8 PADERBORNME.COM ACTIVE8 CORE VALUES DEVELOPED BY YOUNG PEOPLE: ACCEPTANCE | COMMITMENT | TEAMWORK | IMPROVEMENT | VARIETY | EQUALITY ENJOYMENT | INNOVATION | GENEROSITY | HONESTY | TRUST

SPORT AND RECREATION

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ACTIVE 8 PADERBORNME.COM ACTIVE8 CORE VALUES DEVELOPED BY YOUNG PEOPLE: ACCEPTANCE | COMMITMENT | TEAMWORK | IMPROVEMENT | VARIETY | EQUALITY ENJOYMENT | INNOVATION | GENEROSITY | HONESTY | TRUST

1. AWS ACTIVE8 YOUTH PROJECT recognises that individuals participate voluntarily within the youth and community service during their leisure time. It acknowledges leisure and recreation opportunities are an important vehicle for developing relationships, trust, mutual support and a shared knowledge and friendship and is committed to providing a suitable environment to promote this social interaction. a. The value of sport and recreation Sporting activity provides the individuals with opportunities to develop: Personally through enhanced self-respect and self-esteem. Physically in terms of stamina, fitness and agility. Socially through joining with others to take part in an enjoyable experience. b. Sporting activity also creates an awareness of the need to pursue a healthy lifestyle together with the purposeful use of leisure time.

2. Recreational programmes may contain not only sporting activities but also other forms of leisure pursuits (e.g. hobbies, interests, relaxation etc). Such themes are also reflected in other curriculum areas such as Health Education, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Cross Community Contact.

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3. Major games - Common sports are those which typically require some equipment and a specific playing area. BADMINTON SOCCER HOCKEY VOLLEYBALL ROUNDERS SQUASH BASKETBALL NETBALL TABLE TENNIS 4. Some of these sports are often seen as being played exclusively by either males or females. However there is no reason why they cannot be played and enjoyed by both sexes. It is therefore important that group leaders should plan programmes which cater for all individuals on an equal basis, with a balance of competitive and non-competitive games. In particular, staff should aim to: a.

provide members with a balanced experience of both individual and team games.

b.

present games in a manner that will maximise enjoyment and satisfaction.

c. ensure that all the members enjoy equal access to a varied programme of sports opportunities. d. introduce a competitive element where appropriate, but ensuring that competition is good humoured and based on the value of fair-play. 5. The group setting provides an ideal environment within which individuals can not only participate in sporting activities, but also learn more about them in greater depth. For instance, a useful strategy might involve the following six key stages: a.

Participating in the sport.

b.

Greater appreciation and understanding of the sport (e.g. rules, scoring, positions).

c.

Tactical Awareness.

d.

Learning how to make appropriate decisions (what to do, how to do it, when to do it).

e.

Skills development.

f.

The importance of team-play (where appropriate).

6. The above strategy should help individuals to feel a sense of achievement and enjoyment through not only participating, but also progressing in the particular sport. 7. Minor games - Recreational games are those which typically require little or no equipment and which can often be spontaneously organised. For example:

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O’GRADY SAYS TAG (OR TIG)

TOUCH IRON SNATCH THE KEYS

TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SAILOR BALLOON TOSS RED LIGHT

STAG AND STALKER

CHALK RUGBY 8. A major advantage of using these recreational games is that many of them can be played by large numbers of participants, with an emphasis on co-operation, fun and involvement. Such games are particularly valuable because when used primarily with young people, they provide an ideal means of introducing participants meeting for the first time (i.e. Ice-Breakers). In addition: a. leaders can participate alongside young people. b. they can easily be organised by young people themselves. c. they can be readily adapted to take account of particular circumstances (e.g. age-groups; time and space available etc). d. they offer excellent opportunities for team-building. 9. The possible range of recreational games is endless. However, detailed below are two examples: a. Human knots - About ten players stand in a circle, place their hands in the centre and take hold of the hands of two people other than those immediately next to them. Now the group works together in an attempt to untie the knot without releasing hand holds. b. Head it or Catch it - The players arrange themselves in a circle facing the centre. The leader stands in the centre with a ball. He/She throws the ball at a member of the circle giving the order ‘Head it’ or ‘Catch it’. If the leader shouts “head it”, the player must do the reverse or they drop out of the game. The process is continued until only one player is remaining. 10. Street games - Street games have their origins in the imagination of the older generations and are re-emerging as a popular form of minor games. Such games include: HOP SCOTCH LEAP FROG MARBLES

KERBIE

SKIPPING

KICK THE TIN

GERMAN SKIPS YOU CAN’T CROSS THE RED SEA QUEENIE QUEENIE Aimed primarily at young people these street games provide obvious sources of fun and enjoyment.

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They also offer excellent opportunities to focus on a variety of elements within the youth curriculum. For example: a. Cultural heritage - Street games provide a vehicle through which young people can explore aspects of their culture and background. b. Community service - Finding out more about street games can help young people to form and develop relationships with the elderly in their local community and in so doing become more aware of their needs. c. Cross Community Contact and Awareness - Many street games are common to a number of cultures and traditions. However, some have their origins in one particular community or the other. Cross Community Contact provides a framework within which the similarities and differences can be explored. d. Creative and Aesthetic - Street games can be viewed as a type of ‘Folk Art’ in that they may involve songs, rhymes and dance. Such activities lend themselves well to community performances. 11. One example of how the above elements can be brought together is project work. This could entail photography, story-telling, costume, interviews, poetry, music, history etc. At the end of such project work, young people will have gained in knowledge and understanding of their cultural heritage as well as feeling a sense of achievement.

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