Two-day workshop for teachers and experts within the “Active Girls” project
Тwo-day workshop for physical education for teachers of physical education and sports experts has been held on 1st and 2nd June 2019, within the framework of the “Support sport and physical activity of girls – ActiveGirls” project, which is being implemented under the Interreg IPA CBC Hungary-Serbian. The workshops was organized by the Hungarian project partners: Municipality of Szentes and Szeged Tisza Squash Sport Club, with the support of the Serbian partners: European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina and Provincial Secretariat for Sports and Youth.
The expert meeting was opened by Imre Szirbik, Mayor of Szentes, László Rák, project team member, and Sándor Rózsa, project external associate and researcher. On the first day, the participants had the opportunity to obtain answers from the experts gathered in the project to the following questions: what the difference between the sports activities of girls and boys is, how to keep girls interested in sports, what sports are interesting to girls, what the challenges of coaching girls are, what can be motivation and role models. Moreover, the results of the research carried out within the project were presented and the teaching material based on the research conclusion was distributed. The second day of the workshop was held in the sports hall in Szentes, where the participants were able to apply theoretical knowledge in practice at dancing, water polo, basketball, boxing, wrestling training sessions.
The next workshop for teachers of physical education and sports experts will be held at Banja Junaković in Apatin on 17-18 June 2019.
The second educational workshop held in Banja Junaković
A two-day educational workshop for teachers of physical education and sports experts was held in Banja Junaković on 17th and 18th June 2019 within the framework of the “Support sport and physical activity of girls – ActiveGirls” project, which is being implemented under the Interreg IPA CBC Hungary-Serbia. The workshops were organized by the Provincial Secretariat for Sports and Youth, as the Lead Partner from Serbia, in cooperation with the European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina, as Project Partner.
The expert workshop was opened on behalf of the Provincial Secretariat for Sports and Youth, by Secretary Vladimir Batez, Marko Adamović, Project Manager, and on behalf of the European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina, Jovana Rapajić, Project Partner.
Secretary Batez pointed out that the idea behind the expert workshops, which involved a number of activities, was to improve the skills and competencies of sports professionals to be able to work with girls aged 7 to 15 years. The main question the expert workshops were to answer was how to motivate elementary-school girls to do sport and physical activities on a regular basis and how to keep them engaged in sport.
During the workshop, the research on barriers causing a low-level of physical activity of girls in AP Vojvodina was presented. The research was carried out by the Union Nikola Tesla University from Belgrade and conducted in Subotica, Sombor, Zrenjanin, Vrbas, which would give a closer look at girls’ motives and interest in sports in elementary schools in those municipalities.
During the two-day training course, the participants had the opportunity to get answers from the gathered project experts to the following questions: What are the differences between sports activities of girls and boys? How to help girls stay engaged in sports? Which sports are interesting to girls? What are the challenges in training girls? Motivation and positive examples. Moreover, the lecturers presented the results of the research conducted within the project, and the teaching material based on the research conclusions was distributed among the participants.
The next workshop for teachers of physical education and sports experts within the project will be held in Vrbas on 9th and 10th September 2019.