Friday, 29 December 2017

Sum up of the project!

We can't believe that project Move up to be healthy and happy ends...

It was a great, 2-year, international adventure full of new experiences, ideas and knowledge. We spent a lot of hours on changing children's habits to healthy way of life.

Sometimes it wasn't easy to implement planned activities but it always was a challenge that we tried to meet the best we could.

We conducted:
  • 75 workshops for parents and teachers,
  • 795 P.E. classes,
  • 430 awareness campaigns,
  • 56 sports events.

We educated 7.459 children and 281 teachers!

What makes us most happy is unexpected positive feedback from all participants!

We are more than sure that this project was important for parents, teachers and children and we promise to continue its ideas!

Thanks to all the project team:

Poland: Katarzyna Kohnke, Agnieszka Białas, Agnieszka Niewiadomska

Italy: Assunta Sperduto, Francesca Bonin, Laura Quadrelli

Portugal: Ana Silva, Bruno Marante, Artur Pinto

Great Britain: Ross Walker, Pauline Hathaway, Gilbert Barnett, Carrie Starace, David Baker

Romania: Dragos Nechita, Marius Dumitrescu-Faur, Alexandra Moldovan, Anamaria Crainic, Adina Pascoiu

Czech Republic: Jan Herget, Michal Novotny, Martina Trigilla

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

International team of the Move up project wish all of you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas!

Wesołych Świąt!

Buon Natale!

Feliz Natal!

Crăciun Fericit!

Veselé Vánoce!

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

How to build strong bones of our children?

First of all children should eat products rich in calcium and vitamin D. Calcium is a basic, building material for bones and teeth, co children need to eat at least 3 portion of products that will provide them this important element. 

What should we eat?

  • natural yogurt, kefir, buttermilk or cottage cheese;
  • leafy vegetables;
  • pulses;
  • broccoli and brussels sprouts;
  • almonds and nuts;
  • fish, that are not only full of calcium but also vitamin D.

Don’t forget about walking in the open air! Only 15 minutes of walk, especially in sunny day, will give you proper portion of vitamin D.

Take care about physical activity of your kid – sport allows calcium to build up in the bones.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

We don’t have to worry about Christmas!

Can you imagine that almost 3-year old elves are preparing Christmas?

Yes, they are! We saw them in Gdynia during the event called “Elf, move up!” that was organised by Gdynia Sports Centre as a part of the project Move up to be healthy and happy. Elves definitely couldn’t be bored, they had a lot of work! All the tasks weren’t easy – warm up with Zumba dancer, climbing and jumping on slides, basketball, football, rugby and handball trainings, but also supporting adults in solving very difficult quiz about health!

Now, we are more than sure, that Christmas will be healthy and happy :-)

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Nutrition workshop in Lousada

During the project team meeting in Lousada was held nutrition worksop for parents and teachers. Workshop leader showed how to preaper simple and healthy snacks at home such as granola with natural youghurt or healthy muffines.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Last project meeting in Lousada, Portugal

The last one and fourth project meeting took place in Lousada, Portugal during the 27-29 of November this year.
It was a time to summarize two years of the project activities, analysed final report, talked about success and problems. Partners also discussed about evaluation of the project and plans for the future.

During the meeting in Lousada all the participants found time to visit sport facilities. 
It was also time to integrate. Host partner prepared some sport traingings as tennis or basketball.

It was also opportunity to see Practical Workshop: healthy cooking with parents of the children and Gymnastic lesson in school with one of the teachers that was responsible for deliver the lessons in the several schools involved in the project.

Friday, 24 November 2017

PE classes in Romania

Would you like to see how looks like PE classes in Romania?
Lots of good energy, smile, colorful and fun.

Regular physical activity is one of the most important components of a healthy lifestyle. The need for physical activity, from the point of view of biological and health needs, seems obvious. High motor skills are necessary attributes for the existence and proper development of the organism. Movement is the most important determinant of the nutritional health. Physical activity is a factor modeling in the most favorable morphological and functional condition of the body, as well as shaping the psychological traits. Through exercise we are able to act on any system of the body, and thus on the overall efficiency of system. Physical efforts significantly affect the activity of the immune factors.


Monday, 20 November 2017

Workshop "Great resources of small steps"

Teachers from Gdynia's primary schools have spent Saturday morning very busy - they have devoted their time to learn more about modeling of health behaviors among young students.

Workshop has been run by one of the best coaches - Ph.D. Piotr Włodarczyk, ICC coach and IC supervisor, specialist in psychology of health behaviours who passed on his wide knowledge with success.

Topics of the workshop:

  • Diagnosis of positive effects, ie health resources in work with family and learning.
  • Causes, symptoms and directions of diagnosis.
  • Push/pull method.
  • Summary and Conclusions.
  • Practical Part.
All participants were very engaged and with a great passion attended in all tasks.

This workshop was the last one from all planned in Move up project activities for teachers. We are very glad that our proposal met with so positive feedback. We hope that participants of the workshop will use this knowledge in their daily work and life!