On the 13th - 14th June, 2018 LSIIDP carried out a workout on a topic: "Human Brains’ Operation During Physical Activities and Outside Them in Childhood, Teenager and Youth Ages". The first day was devoted to a theoretical issues, and the second day to practical issues. Within the two-day workout sports specialists, coaches and several family members learned of how to boost a memory, improve concentration on physical activities, improve mental health, enhance creativity, slow a cognitive decline and always keep moving, never sit still, be mobile and strive for the best. The workout was so successful that three regions (out of five) of Latvia invited the lector Arturs Pilkevics to their regional workouts with more coaches. So the theme turned out to be very popular, necessary and up-to-date.
The first seminar "How to use and and avoid misuse of brain's capacity in sports and outside" was aimed at developing Audentes sport gymnasium student athletes’ knowledge on how the brain works, what are the factors influencing it’s optimal functioning and how to use the brain for optimal development. In addition, the seminar covered the influence of digital world and especially smart phone usage, on the brain and overall everyday functioning. The topics were introduced by two experts in psychology- one of them working daily with children and youngsters as a psychologist and the other doing research in psychology with a specific focus on learning and brain. During the seminar, the student athletes were involved in discussions and self-analysis exercises to become more aware of their own bheavioral patterns and link the new knowledge to their everyday situations in sports and outside. The topics more specifically addressed attentional capacity and how to direct it more efficiently on the task at hand, the benefit of getting out of one’s comfort zone and developing growth-oriented mindset. Regarding the smart phone usage, the youngsters learned about the negative consequences of excessive usage of smart phones and how to use dr Siegel’s 7 everyday activitites that support health, mental wellbeing and brain development.
Please find the description of the seminar in Estonan and photos HERE
Transnational Meeting No2 of the Erasmus+ Sports ICY was held in Otepaa, Estonia between 8th and 9th May, 2018. The main focus of the meeting was put on practical activities of the project which are to start on the May 24th with a Sports Day - Enjoy Sports for secondary school children of rural districts of Limbazi region. The project team was welcomed by Estonian partners and we must say many thanks to their kind greeting of all partners.
The main partner has held its first workout in accordance with the Erasmus + Sports project 2017-2869 / 001 – 001of 16.11.2017 Please find the summary of the workout in the gallery here and in the section of video here.