The first developed activity (30th January 2019) was at a communitary level with the aim of providing and encouraging integration and participation to the district of La Hoya, which belongs to the city of Elche (Alicante). With this activity, we wanted to foment the participation and integration of the kids of the locality, through the realization of different ludic dynamics related with orienteering in an entertainment area, as a learning methodology in non formal education. The second activity was developed (5th February 2019) inside the educational field, in a school of Elche (Alicante) named Clara Campoamor with kids of primary education that were coursing year 6. With this activity, we wanted to promote the development of certain skills and values that can boost the process of inclusive and collaborative education as well as creating a place to think about ordinary life situations and team-level work dynamics.
From my point of view what I’ve learned more has been organization and so on, because as a monitor with the kids, I have not had any problem. As for the difficulties we have had during the local activity, from my point of view they have been few, since I have had a great team that we have planned previously almost all the possible negative options. When we had a complicated group with the help of Silvia and Marina we were able to solve the problems easily and effectively. But in my case I have learned a lot about how to organize an event from scratch. Since I had always been a participant and had never reconsidered everything that entails (permits, material, organization of activities etc …). An experience that I would undoubtedly repeat again.
In my case, the main difficulty I had to face was fear. Because I didn’t have direct experience organizing activities from scratch, and I didn’t know how it was going to go exactly, I found myself in a situation of uncertainty about the quality of the activities we had decided to develop. In the end, everything turned out to be much better than I expected, due to my low expectations in my personal performance due to the role I played within the project, but I consider that it has helped me in many aspects, since seeing the good result obtained has made me trust my actions more in my way of dealing with children from a personal and professional point of view at the same time.
In relation to the difficulties encountered when executing the local activity at community level, both in the one carried out in La Hoya and in the Clara Campoamor School as well as in the reforestation, there have not been great difficulties, given that they have been simple, practical and of short duration in time. The main difficulties I have found basically in the coordination when establishing a schedule to carry out the same, and that because of team time in terms of working hours and studies, it has been difficult to set dates on which we could all agree. However, in spite of this, we managed to organize ourselves, to make a good distribution of tasks so that the work would be as equitable as possible. The group that we made of whatsapp also favoured that we could communicate to establish periodic meetings and, in the same ones, to concretize those aspects that were remaining pending.
Generally, the three of us, the organizers, are very satisfied with the work we did during the execution of this activity and the results we got, as the boys and girls that came acquired the tools and values of team working while they were also having fun.
Without any doubt, the second activity was the most gratifying and with which we are more satisfied to have done, given the level of participation and implication in the task, as well as the high number of participation. We consider that the goals were achieved as we had planned. With the debriefing, we could get a lot of information: group’s profile and the roles played by each kid inside the classroom. We use the orientation method for the activity.
The concept of this local activities was very well share as was a lot of people and the evaluation of the work that we did, was very much appreciated from kids and parent. We have also asked the parents and they have valued very positively these activities and some of them have made us come to the need for more community activities and especially promote sport among children as a means of integration and inclusion, cooperative games, participatory.
Talking about the second activity in the primary school Clara Campoamor of Elche with kids from 6th year, as it was a closed group, we tried to make all the students from said course to participate. The information was spread by tutors and authorizations that were sent before our arrival. In this activity, we counted with approximately 100 kids. In the third activity, we had around 100 participants and we have the articles and also the TV that give a dissemination of the project and activities that we did, we also create a poster. Besides all this, for all activities, we created an article for the newspaper to inform our community about the project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9z58pDsido (minute 23:59)