Sport Events Make Friends

3 Participating countries:
Start: 01-09-2016 - End: 31-10-2017
Project Reference: 2016-1-DE03-KA219-022828
EC Grant: 38730 EUR

Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for Schools Only


The pupils of the three secondary schools in Dinkelsbühl (Germany), Nacka (Sweden) and Porto Torres (Italy) are going to organise a new kind of triathlon competition. The competition is going to take place in the three towns and consists of three (partly newly invented) sports: We are going to organise a combination of three competitions: relay mountainbiking, relay rowing and a floorball competition. All sports are going to be team sports with mixed gender teams as well as internationally mixed teams. We are going to imbed the competitions in an environmental and health context: The pupils are going to create two guides (in a printed and an online version): The first guide is a guide on the topic how to feed oneself healthily on organic regional food and the other guide is a tourist guide showing different biking routes including advice on how to behave environmentally friendly while doing sports in the nature. Both guides will be available online (on our schools' websites and by using e-twinning) and in the printed versions available at the schools and at the tourist-offices of the towns. As the competition is organised by pupils, they develop a sense for commercial issues in the context of sports, nutrition and nature. Thus we want to foster the pupils' entrepreneurial competences. We deliver competence-oriented real life learning situations and let them plan, organise and realise a sport event. The learners have to create and implement a promotional campaign, too. During the project the learners have to contact suppliers of material needed for the events and various organisations that are involved in the project (eg NGOs that give seminars on relevant topics such as nutrition and safety issues). That way they improve their writing skills. They will have to calculate the costs of the event and they will have to manage the financial aspects of the project. Thus we want to tackle writing, reading and calculating difficulties. Organising the competitions also includes a marketing campaign for the events as well as lectures on healthy regional organic food and lectures on environmentally conscious behaviour. Our pupils are going to travel from town to town and live in host families to foster their cultural awareness and tolerance. Decisions during the preparation of the events are made in a democratic way to help their civic knowledge grow. We are going to invite children of nearby refugee-homes to take part in the competitions to help them getting to know their new homes. All pupils of the relevant age groups of the three schools are going to take part in the local competitions (750 altogether), but only some pupils of the 8th form of each of the three schools that are going to form the project groups (30 altogether) are going to travel to the partner schools as guests in the competitions. So we work on several topics: We want to promote the entrepreneurship amongst our pupils. Besides we want to address underachievement in the basic skills of maths and literacy. Furthermore we stimulate the intercultural awareness, help the pupils to develop a responsible attitude towards the environment and to develop an awareness of the importance of healthy regional organic food for their well-being. Besides pupils with learning difficulties and refugees shall be involved, too.


Results for this project are not yet available. They might become available after the project's end date.


Staatliche Wirtschaftsschule Dinkelsbühl

Wörter Straße 17, 91550

Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – General education (secondary level)


Stockholms län
Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – General education (secondary level)
Istituto di Istruzione Superiore "M. Paglietti" Porto Torres
Porto Torres
Organisation type: School/Institute/Educational centre – General education (secondary level)


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