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Physical activity and sport have significant benefits for health, well-being and youth development. Sport can be a fantastic tool for outcomes such as peace, holistic education and social development. Recognizing the unique potential of sport as an educational and communication tool, the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) is a practical set of learning resources designed to inspire and allow young people to experience life values such as excellence, respect and friendship.
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The majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and this proportion continues to grow. We believe that children and young people deserve the opportunity to play and practice sport in safe and protected environment.
Sport organisations are often focus on elite sport and not on sport participation or grassroots sport. Though many countries have a national sport policy, few have a sport participation strategy.
The challenge for the Olympic Movement is to create a bridge between Olympic ideals and performance. Between overall participation and elite performance.
The Programme goes beyond geo-political and artificial boundaries and aims to create a sustainable platform to address societal issues such as:
The programme aims to realize the Olympic ideal of building a better world through sport by means of a curriculum that uses sport pedagogy and focuses on values-based learning.
The cornerstone of the programme is the Olympic ideal that 'learning involves the whole body, not only the mind'. OVEP uses Olympic sport traditions and positive sporting values as the context for teaching life skills, values and life-long participation in sport for a healthy lifestyle.
OVEP can enrich existing educational materials and help improve academic performance in addition to civic responsibility, through its activity-based approach. Respect for cultural diversity and educational systems are integral drivers of the programme.
These educational themes, aimed at transmitting a contemporised version of the Olympic principles, are the basis of the OVEP programme.
This poster will give you an overview of the learning objectives of the Programme and the elements that can be implemented by using these materials such as: scheme of work using project-based learning, educational projects, stand-alone activity and more. It is a great tool to help you to implement the Olympic Values Education Programme.
The Olympic Adventure is an interactive platform that has been designed to encourage students from 6 to 12 years to be active in class or during their free time. Supervised by their teachers, it gives the students the opportunity to visit 10 destinations related to the topic of Olympism while exercising at the same time. Based on a system of points, each student should aim to do at least one hour of physical activities per day, together as a team or individually. You are a teacher and you would like to be part of this adventure? Contact us!
Please be informed it is a pilot project. We are able to accommodate a limited amount of classes on the platform for the time being. Have a look at the video and take a demo tour for more information.
The Programme is a fun & engaging set of activities to draw kids into education.
The Programme is not just about sports: it takes a broad, inclusive approach that includes the Arts, Culture, Math, History, and Geography.
The Programme also introduces you to new ways of teaching more collaboratively, building new skills and experiencing values-based education.
The Programme helps you deliver a values-based approach to learning & development, promoting the social growth of individual athletes and students.
It also helps to build athlete performance through a holistic view of sport that aims to develop health and personal development.
The Programme provides tools & tactics to help you concretely realize existing policies addressing common issues such as:
It also helps build civic literacy and global citizenship through a focus on sport as a tool for peace and cultural understanding.
The programme provides the opportunity to people to volunteer and facilitate the dissemination of a values-based education in wide-ranged contexts including school, sports clubs, summer camps and many more. Concretely, volunteering can take many forms and enables youth to:
Volunteering opportunities are available under different channels; should you be interested, please contact us for further details.
Find out about the Olympic Education initiatives and application of Olympic values
The Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) Toolkit is a free educational resource packed with ideas, stories, activities that can teach values and inspire youth. It also has considerable potential to transform individual lives and whole communities, providing hope and opportunity to those that adopt the core values of Olympism: Excellence, Respect and Friendship.