International Inspiration uses the power of sport to enrich the lives of millions of children and young people of all abilities, in schools and communities across the world.
International Inspiration has enriched the lives of more than 12 million children in 20 countries and encourages schoolchildren, teachers and coaches in the UK to learn about other cultures and exchange knowledge and experiences with peers in International Inspiration countries. The programme is delivered around the world by a unique partnership of organisations including the British Council, UNICEF and UK Sport.
School partnerships are at the heart of International Inspiration, providing an opportunity for teachers, children and young people to develop and share innovative approaches to PE, sport and play in the classroom and their local community as well as learn about and understand each other’s cultures, experiences and international development issues. Woodfield School is one nearly 300 schools in the UK currently linked to a school overseas through International Inspiration. The school partnerships are managed by the British Council.
Seb Coe, Chair of London 2012, said: “Our vision is to use the power of the Games to inspire change – and changing lives is the driving force behind our plans. We took a very clear promise to Singapore – to encourage the youth of the world to choose sport – and Woodfield School’s involvement is another key step towards delivering that promise. Sport can be a great force for good, and the International Inspiration programme will play a real role in improving the lives of young people around the world through sport.”
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'We are all citizens of one world.'
The Comenius Programme is named after Jan Amos Comenius (1592-1670), often considered the father of modern education
Comenius is aimed at schools, colleges and local authorities across Europe
Comenius has two main objectives:
• to develop knowledge and understanding among young people and education staff of the diversity of European cultures and languages, and the value of this diversity
• to help young people to acquire basic life skills and competences for their personal development, for future employment and for active European citizenship