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Testimonials from the participants in the Not Only Fairplay project.

Alessio CammisaStudent
Italy
I actually think you learn a lot of social skills through sports activities. I do karate. In my opinion, there are many social skills this activity can help develop: you can learn to be confident, compete fairly, communicate and interact. Practicing sport allows you to make cultural exchanges with students from other countries. I think the more sports opportunities you get the better it is.
A.S.Teacher
Italy
The project portal provides a lot of valuable information on the promotion of sport at school. It shows a variety of great initiatives taken to promote physical activity, which can be used by other teachers and head teachers. Moreover, it equips teachers with some practical ideas in the form of a how-to-do-it manual. The case studies encourage students to take up sport, as they prove that it’s possible to successfully balance school and sport. What is more, the project portal is well-designed, with information in various languages, so it can be useful for teachers and students from lots of countries.
Denis PiedeleuTeacher
France
The project Not Only Fair Play promotes sports at school, but the idea is not to evaluate each student on the same level, but to evaluate them on what they can do individually. The project and its activities aim at promoting physical well-being. Its inclusive approach is interesting because everyone is involved. The initiatives are inspirational and the success stories show that sports can be a way to succeed.
C.CTeacher
Romania
I have been impressed by the case studies; they can be useful tools enabling teachers to motivate students only interested in sport to improve their school performance, helping students balance their school career with their passion for sport. This tool also helps teachers integrate sport and healthy lifestyle approaches into their students’ educational pathways by using sport as a means to acquire transversal skills. These cases support the idea that sport impacts personal developmnet a lot: by helping students with concentration and staying focused; developing skills related to self-development: time mangement, self-discipline, teaching students responsibility and increasing their self-esteem.
C.M.Teacher
Romania
I found the materials useful, accessible and easy to follow. It is excellent that we have all the materials in one place and we don’t have to waste time searching the internet. The first tool which comes to my mind is How to Promote Less Popular Sports. For instance the chapter Sports and physical activities in a medical context gives us a lot of tips on and samples of therapeutic activities, which can be used with a view to preventing or as a treatment for health problems. Such materials provide inspiration for PE teachers, who can include activities aimed at specific groups of students in their classes.
D.R.School Director
Poland
The strong point of the project is publication of a big number of various good practices, which allows getting to know the initiatives undertaken in different European countries, aiming at promotion of sport. The toolkits provide users in very useful knowledge on the role of sport as a integrating factor of a school society as well as highlight the significant role of pro-health education in schools.
Alessio C.Student
Italy
The Project Portal is interesting and shows several opportunities for a student involved in sport activities at school. It is really interesting also for me the section with experiences of students who try to balance school and sport, as I am trying to do.
Elza GheorghiuTrainer
Romania
The online toolkit gives useful information on curricular and extracurricular sport activities. It also aims at raising awareness about the benefits that sport and, especially, less popular physical activities have in our life. The toolkit encourages a very positive perception of sport as an essential ingredient in everybody’s healthy lifestyle. It can become an essential resource for health physical education teachers. Based on the latest findings, it provides guidance on how students can improve their health through physical activity. It provides physical education teachers with strategies and methods meant to enhance students’ motivation to do sports. It supports the idea that the collaboration among all teachers, coaches and parents is the best solution to integrate sport and healthy lifestyle approaches into students’ educational pathways. Physical activity channels students’ natural energy while teaching them valuable life skills such as determination, perseverance, self-confidence, courage and teamwork. Sports should be associated with education and a youth sporting culture is likely to lead to a healthy, active lifestyle.
Elżbieta ZakrzewskaTeacher
Poland
First of all, it is very well developed information on what actions are carried out under the project. Following reports of events supported by individual partners, we can successfully get inspiration and implement similar tasks, activities, projects in our own activities. The packages - educational tools distributed under the project are very useful. In particular, examples of good practice that can be used when we are planning our own activities. They allow us to use a variety of methods to promote an active lifestyle, as well as to popularize the sport disciplines less known, less practiced. The published materials help us to apply innovative approaches, teaching methods and to integrate physical education with other subjects. While observing the practice in my school, I can say that thanks to the use of methods proposed in the packages the number of physical education activities has increased (e.g. dancing and playing jerk have been included).
C.A.Student
Italy
The Project is interesting and shows many opportunities for a student involved in sport activities at school. In the Portal I found useful information and experiences .It is really interesting also to read experiences in other countries of Europe. I think that it is really important promotion of sport activities at school.
M.L.Project manager
Finland
Sport, as a mean of enhancing inclusion in schools, is a very important topic nowadays. I liked the examples of how to make students move also during the classes. Also the methods of how to promote learning outcomes with the help of moving and sport were interesting (useful for example for the teachers of mathematics), examples of practices that are easy to out in practice even in classrooms. It is a very important topic!
Ewa JaworskaTeacher
Poland
I found a lot of interesting materials at the project website. By the way, the website has been made very clear and easy to navigate. From my point of view, “Best Practices"" section seems very useful. There are plenty of ideas, that, after minor adjustments, I could use in my teacher work. Also the information included in the toolkits looks to me very interesting. I particularly paid attention to the toolkit entitled ""How to Motivate Students Only Interested in Sport School to Improve Their Performances"" which mentions about finding a balance between the sporting career and the rest of life and about putting the sport activity to appropriate place in student’s life.
S.A.Sport Event Coordinator
Finland
The toolkit especially promotes healthy life style and sports integrated into all studies. It is most important to enhance sports in all subjects throughout the school.
Elżbieta ZakrzewskaTeacher
Poland
Considerable attention is drawn to the issues related to the ethical approach to sport, fair play, an ethical behaviour of fans. It is also important to raise awareness of the youth on active forms of leisure and the importance of physical activity to keep health. A set of educational packages developed in the project is a valuable teaching aid, providing less traditional, innovative vision of physical education. It supports school directors, teachers, students and their families, popularizes a healthy lifestyle and promotes physical activity not only at school.
Irena ŚwitalParent
Poland
A very interesting project website both in terms of visual and essential content. The stories of students successfully combining school education with a sport passion are extremely inspiring. I am glad that a lot of attention has been devoted to children with disabilities. I believe that the results of this project will contribute significantly to the popularization of physical activity in the lives of our children.
P.S.Specialist in student activities
Finland
There are similarities with other ongoing projects that promote wellbeing and healthy life style in Finland, which means that the topic is really important. One of the biggest challenges seems to be how to motivate the teachers to work more on it and how to help them integrate healthy lifestyle and wellbeing into vocational subjects.
Daniel GouillySchool Director
France
Promoting the practice of sports during higher studies is a good idea because it often meets with students’ interests, symbols of performance and of surpassing oneself. Sharing those symbols on a website is a way to reinforce the impact. Promoting sporting exchanges on the European level, thanks to the NOFP portal but also thanks to meetings with different countries is even more essential because for students who love surpassing and challenging themselves, they can live their passion together, share moments of joy with other young people from different countries, yet from the same European culture.
Ewa TempskaMethodological Adviser
Poland
I appreciate the Not Only Fair Play project from the position of a teacher methodological adviser of OKUN. In my opinion teachers of all the school subjects can benefit from the didactic materials and tools. Next school year I intend to use the project materials during trainings for PE teachers and class teachers. I have found the toolkit named “How to motivate students only interested in sport to improve their school performances” especially useful for that purpose.
Marco R.Teacher
Italy
The Project is interesting and shows all the opportunities for a teacher involved in sport activities at school. In the Portal I found very useful information and experiences, but also the section of Toolkits .It is really interesting to read experiences and didactical proposals of other countries of Europe. I think that it is really important promotion of sport activities at school, to motivate students and to reach a real level of inclusion.
M.U.Event Organiser
Finland
It is excellent that there is more detailed information in some toolkits, for example digital learning. The toolkit for the directors seems to work well.
Frédéric RousselleAssistant director
France
The project and the portal are a way to approach the question of sport from a different perspective. They provide feedbacks that highlight the importance of sport practice in school curricula. The best practices and initiatives offered by the portal truly are an inspiration for the educational project of any kind of school.
Elwira WorzałaTeacher
Poland
In my opinion, the points of strength of the NOFP project are: creation of international network of schools which implement the project; Involvement of many school groups: teachers, directors, students; popularization of many sport disciplines; joining academics and sport with promotion of fair play attitude; sharing knowledge in the field of best practices; organization of sport events.
G. G.PE Teacher
Bulgaria
I personally found the project very interesting. The project and the portal draw attention to a different consideration of sport and physical activity, which are often neglected in schools. I would gladly try in practice the toolkits related to motivation of students and promotion of less popular sports. I found interesting the best practice initiatives.
S.C.Representative of the Regional Office for Sport Coordinator of Prato Province
Italy
The Project is interesting and offers to the teachers resources to involve students in sport activities, with a complete view about sport and education in European countries. In the Portal I found very useful information and experiences, and the section of Toolkits can be useful for all operators taking care about life style and health at school. It is also really interesting to read experiences and best practices in other countries of Europe, to compare also human resources and educational paths. I think that project like this are an important way of promotion of sport activities at school, and they really can motivate students to reach a good level of consciousness as citizens.
Halina ŁankiewiczTeacher
Poland
The topic of the project is very important – increasing of students’ physical activity that supports their physical development and contributes to improvement of the traits, like endurance, self-discipline and cooperation in peer group. Besides, children’s enthusiasm to sport can be conveyed to the families that may influence positively on their relationships. The project shows that physical activity is not a nasty duty but pleasure, the element of healthy lifestyle. It improves the well-being, fitness and health. Thus, a modern healthy eating pyramid at the basis includes physical activity. The project provides teaching tools that are very useful in work of PE teacher, school director and teachers of every subject. I participated in the sport event organized in the framework of the project - it was great fun. The students familiarized with new games e.g. American football; they had also the possibility to play with students of other schools participating in the project. Such actions promote equal opportunities of students of various intellectual and physical abilities.
I.I.Teacher
Romania
I highly appreciate students’ case studies. They offer plenty of good examples to follow for our students. Such examples speak volumes about what strategies to use and how to manage your time; they are very convincing. They present real cases with students who have managed to balance sport and school. Our students find it difficult to cope with this and most of them abandon sport or get very poor marks at school. Some of the students seem to have calculated their steps very carefully and sensibly, showing a lot of maturity when thinking about their future.
I.P.PE Teacher
Bulgaria
I think that the NOFP portal and project meet the needs of schools in terms of physical education in schools, specifically addressing issues of more ethics in sport and using sport as to influence behaviorial changes in young people. I thought that the practices from the partner countries are very close to some of the practices I encountered in Bulgaria. I like the portal since its very easy to use also in the national language and I think the site is helpful for us opening our eyes to see different educational cultures, even if the subject matter is physical education and we generally think sport is the same everywhere.
L.M.Teacher
Romania
I have found all the materials useful but I particularly appreciate “How to Promote Less Popular Sports”. There are two chapters there which are useful for teachers: Cooperation with other subject teachers and Communication with parent. We all know how important it is to have good relationships with parents and your colleagues for the benefit of our students. The chapters offer tips and guidelines on how to involve parents in PE activities. They also support the integration of PE activities into various subject areas: languages, arts, geography, history, math, science and social studies. They encourage teachers to work together.
D. Raif ZileliBilecik University Sports Coordinator
Turkey
With the view about sport and education in European countries, Not Only Fair Play sports project offers PE teachers, teachers and school directors resources and activities. It also promotes less popular sports and gives best examples of students dealing with sport.
Yahya KiraçPrivate School Owner
Turkey
In Turkey sports is not as important as the other activities at schools. As an owner of Private Onur Schools, our thematic area is not only academic success but also sports activities. We believe that sports play an important role in students’ life, they can socialize themselves by sports activities. Not Only Fair Play project is a good example to help schools to motivate teachers, parents by the help of the toolkits presented on project portal.
Laura PuroStudent
Italy
I would say that social values learnt while playing sports or Physical Education classes give positive results when it comes to learning other school subjects. When using cooperative learning methods, students can benefit from a range of transferable skills acquired during sports such as positive interdependence and appropriate use of interpersonal skills. It is important to make students aware of the social values the school wants to convey in order to endow the students with life skills.
Libre DorothéeTeacher
France
This portal shows that it is possible to reconcile studies and sport. It gives a good vision of the youths and of the practice of sport. Education needs to be taken as a whole. This could also be done for Music, for example. The sharing of experiences is a way for the schools to: find inspiration for their own educational projects and promote sport and culture thanks to European sporting events. The students are responsible for their future physical health, but this project is a way to comfort them in their objectives in terms of health, lifestyles, performance and success.
M. AleksandrovaSchool Director
Bulgaria
I think that the portal of the project contains information, which can be valuable for many interested parties in school – for me as a director, for the physcial education teachers as well as for the other teachers. I lke that every target group is addressed specifically as materials available (toolkits). I think the database of good practices is very well organized. I specifically would like to point out that the design of the portal is very attractive and easy to use, which I think is a major factor for its usability from teachers and students.
M. S.School Director
Poland
In my opinion the materials available on the project portal, addressed to school principals are very useful in the light of new trends in Polish education, promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyle. The teaching tools (toolkits) provide a lot of interesting suggestions and methodological guidance, inspire the implementation of the proposed solutions in everyday school work.
M.L.Teacher
Poland
The project website is a treasury of substantive and methodological knowledge for teachers and students. The published up-dated events (sports initiatives, festivals, didactic materials, etc.) stimulate the readiness and the need for continuous training, the search for interesting forms of teaching, making better contact with students. The toolkits published by the partners provide the opportunity to exchange professional experiences, find new possibilities for the implementation of tasks, learning new sports, expanding contacts with other schools involved in the project.
N. StanchevaTeacher
Bulgaria
As a teacher in biology and health education I find the project very important. From the resources on the project portal I paid specific attention to the case studies and the toolkit promoting sport and healthy lifestyle. I think that the materials on the portal could be of help of any teacher who wants to educate the students not only on specific subject, but also teach them life skills and attitude towards their own health and taking responsibility. Sport is an activity that teaches students a lot and I think there should be more cross curricular activities in schools between sport and other subjects.
N.W.Teacher
Italy
The Project is interesting and offers to the teachers interesting resources to involve students in sport activities. In the Portal I found very useful information and experiences, but also the section of Toolkits, and it is really interesting the focus about well known sport .It is also really interesting to read experiences and didactical proposals of other countries of Europe, above all related to good life style and wealth through educational paths. I think that project like this are an important way of promotion of sport activities at school, to motivate students and to reach a good level of consciousness as citizens.
G. AlganTeacher
Turkey
NOFP Project portal supports eight different European languages, it makes the website usable to the ones who cannot speak English. Portal is really easy to use and we can manage different activities. Especially it gives a lot of information to promote sport activities at school. The two toolkits “How to Motivate Students Who Are Not Usually Involved In Physical Education Activities“ and “Sport as a Mean of Social Inclusion, Including Communication Strategies with Parents” dedicated to PE teachers are good references for us, I could find opportunity to use the references from the toolkits and they helped me so much during the school activities. I hope they will be helpful for many teachers, too.
K. Batın KolcuStudent
Turkey
I was in the group of Turkish students attending International Conference and sports event organized in Prato. I was delighted to be a part of this project and happy to be with students from different cultures. It was fun competing with students from other countries in the same team.
Olivier BonnetTeacher
France
The strong points of the portal lie in providing different initiatives at the international and national levels and give ideas to link success and sport at school.
Rachele FerraroStudent
Italy
My Physical Education teacher explained me the purposes of the ""Not Only Fair Play"" project. I think it is very useful and important talking about social skills and values. By practicing sport I think I can learn to act responsibly, respect rules, support my mates and interact with other students. Moreover, practicing sports activities help me concentrate while studying.
Stefano RattoStudent
Italy
I practice triathlon i.e. motorbike, bike and running. I am keen on it and I enjoy it very much. I think that doing sports activities, I can learn to live respectfully with my schoolmates, enjoy victories and afford defeats. The project “Not Only Fair Play” has made us reflect on the importance of social values. I’m very satisfied with all the sports opportunities I get at school.
TerzijskiPE Teacher
Bulgaria
As a PE teacher I think sport is very important and can be helpful for schools in many aspects – bringing up healthier students, more motivated and disciplined, goal oriented. I like the project and the portal very much. I think one of the best sides of it is that it addresses not only PE teachers, but also other teachers and school directors. I think the materials on the portal can be used from anybody.
Tommaso VerdeseStudent
Italy
My Physical Education teacher explained me the meaning of the “Not Only Fair Play"" project. I think that through sport you can appreciate the importance of social skills such as interact with students from other countries, communicate and respect the rules. It is very important to develop a project like this one in order to spread the culture of an ""inclusive society"" and make people talk about ""inclusion"" and ""social skills"". As a football player, I can say that team activities help us collaborate and participate. These activities can be used in all the school activities as for example when working in groups.
Emre E.Project Coordinator
Turkey
I am a European projects coordinator and I am dealing with many different projects in my province. I think NOFP portal is a very good example of a project output for a dissemination activity. It is really easy to use and offers many choices to discover for teachers, directors, parents and students. It also takes Policy makers consideration to project idea by the help of two toolkits created by the project partners.

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.