Playing in the Snow (Portugal)

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The The project “Playing in the Snow is Good” intends, to make Winter sports more widely known and practised, namely among children (from six to nine years old) and their families and to continue – in a more elaborated and perfect way – the initial project (application 2007/2008), having in mind a more active participation of Portugal in international competitions and in the Olympic Games. The project is designed to involve more and more children and therefore their parents through: “Recruitment” of parents as auxiliary “child-minders”; Contacts with the Ministério da Educação (Education Office), Direcção Regional de Educação do Centro (Regional Educational Department) and local councils in order to make snow sports an integrant part of the school activities; Fairs and exhibitions (marketing and publicity);Partnerships with local hotels and hostels (seeking to increase “family tourism”).

This project had great exposure in TV and newspapers nationwide Portuguese. (RTP1, TVI, Jornal de Noticias).


  • The project has two principal components: Educational activities (nature, history, recycling, health and sport) coordinated by Portuguese official teachers and Ski activities: monitors coordinated by the Portuguese Federation of Winter Sportsl
  • Along with the work of attracting new athletes to winter sports, the project provides various activities and contact with nature (hiking, photography, recollection of animal and plant species, recycling ...). After, the children have to do written works on these themes
  • Along with the work of attracting new athletes to winter sports, the project provides various activities and contact with nature (hiking, photography, recollection of animal and plant species, recycling ...). After, the children have to do written works on these themes
  • The children involved in the project are taught by monitors coordinated by the technical department of FDI Portugal. After the first sessions the children are divided according to their potential. Later, the best will become athelete of the FDI Portugal children team


Overall Focus

  • Attracting new practitioners of winter sports. Encouraging healthy habits and nature conservation in young people.

Target Group

  • children from 6 to 9 years old


Support/Partners
* Sportzone

  • Câmara Municipal da Covilhã


Timing

  • October 2009 to April 2010


Contact Information


Ricardo Silva Project manager
ricardosilva@fdiportugal.pt [1]


Link

www.fdiportugal.pt [2]



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