Project Overview

Project “Heritage & Sport” main objective is to increase the level of physical activity of children in primary education with mental, developmental and physical disabilities. Partners are aware that there is a need for innovative approaches to motivate and include children with special needs in sport activities. One of the biggest obstacles to participation of all children in regular sport activities is accessibility. In the project “Heritage & Sport” partners will collect traditional European games and sports from partner countries and develop a Handbook of traditional games and sport which will be adjusted to the needs of children with special needs. Games adjustments will follow a modular methodology approach, to accommodate the groups who have the most obstacles to overcome. We are going to organize workshop and online trainings of volunteers and teachers and sport events in all partner countries that will be held in public areas as parks, open areas in nature and other free public sport facilities to include all children regardless of their parents income.

Project Heritage & Sport activities include many different outputs which are designed to increase the level of physical activity of children through direct tools, but also through research and policy recommendations. All project outcomes include:

  1. Research Analysis Report
  2. Policy recommendations
  3. Guide of Best Practices to motivate children to be more physically active
  4. Handbook of Traditional European Games/Sports that are Adjusted
  5. E-learning platform
  6. Curriculum for volunteers and teachers
  7. Handbook for sport activities, motivational strategies and nutrition for children