Town of Kemi, Lapland, Finland
The project is coordinated by the Department of Sports in the town of Kemi (with the population of app. 22 000 people), which is located in Lapland in northern Finland.
The town of Kemi is a typical example of a small European industrial town in the structural change area. The town of Kemi has created the model personal trainer at school. The trainer is supporting children and young people towards healthy life-style and guiding to be physically active. The model has spread all around Finland, by the national governmental Finnish Schools on the Move programme.
The Personal Trainer model in school developed in the Town of Kemi has spread all around Finland, as the Finnish Schools On the Move -program acknowledged it to become the model for the entire Finland. The Helsinki school establishment has introduced it to its own use (The Finnish Broadcasting and Television, October 13th 2017). Its aim is especially to develop new action methods for the school day and leisure time so that the recommendations given for the children’s and young people’s sports activities would be fulfilled.
Football Club FK Banga, Town of Gargždai, Lithuania (Viesoji istaiga Gargzdu Futbolas)
The Football club “Banga” works in the Gargždai municipality, in the Klaipeda district in West Lithuania.
The population of the town of Gargždai is app. 16,000 inhabitants.
The club was founded in 1966. Nowadays it has more than 450 children members. The number of the coaches working for the children and youth is ten in the club. Gargždai is known for its football traditions. Many of the famous players of the Lithuanian national team started playing in Gargždai and played for the football club “Banga”.
Football Club Banga operates in the vicinity of the school and the personnel has a close relationship with the school. The football club is willing to offer part of its school day to give sports opportunities. The aim of FC Banga and Krantas is to create a “hobby” lesson model in which the sports club works in the normal weekday routines. The operation is outside education and its goal is to engage the newcomers to the sports genre, giving physical activity to the pupils who practice only little sports during the school day and to make the school surroundings a cosier atmosphere
Krantas Primary School, Town of Gargždai, Lithuania (Gargždu Kranto pagrindine mokykla) Krantas School belongs to Gargždai municipality, in the Klaipeda district in West Lithuania. The population of town is 16,000 inhabitants.
In Krantas Primary school there are 630 pupils and 60 teachers, two of which are PE teachers from fifth to tenth grade. In Krantas School a remarkable part of the pupils come from the villages. These children don’t have equal conditions to attend sport activities after school, because school buses drive them home. Typically, these pupils suffer socioeconomic problems and they can`t participate sport activities after school. The new possibilities to have cooperation with the school and the sport club during schooldays would help these children to integrate to sport activities and a physically active lifestyle.
Approximately twenty percent of the Krantas school boys (8th-9th grade) smoke every day. The possibilities to exercise sport activities during the school day breaks could help to diminish the number of smokers, since in that case the pupils could have more interesting activities to do.
City of Székesfehèrvàr, Tóvárosi Primary School, Hungary (Tóvárosi Általános Iskola)
Tovarosi Primary School is located in Székesfehérvár in the region of Fejér in Hungary. Tóvárosi Primary School (Tóvárosi Általános Iskola) is the biggest primary school in the Town with its 712 pupils. There are 29 classes in the school and the number of the teachers who work in Tóvárosi School in different fields is 64. There are seven PE teachers in the school.
As a sports-orientated primary school of Tóvárosi has firm relationships to sports associations and the P.E. teachers in the school are mainly coaches for different sports in sports associations.
In Block Out Dropout -project Tóvárosi brings expertise especially into the mental training, of which they possess many years’ experience. In this project examples of mental training model are taken from the training of the Székesfehérvár synchronized swimming team.