|FIAFIA SPORTS LOGO
The notion behind the creation of this logo is that of ‘Children playing together’.
The Children are coming together through the medium of games and sporting activities.
This is a symbol of a child with their hands in a stretched out position having fun, rejoicing and celebrating life. The children are reaching out for something, opportunities, dreams...
There are four directions that the symbols point to, signifying that there is no limit to what they can do.
What do children enjoy doing to have fun and learn?
What do you need to do so children have fun and learn?
How can you foster an environment that encourages children to BELIEVE that they can reach out for opportunities, dreams and that there is no limit in what they can do?
The needs of children can be divided into 4 main areas:
Physical – Learning sport skills and improving fitness (BLUE)
Social – How they interact with the coach/teacher and other children (YELLOW)
Emotional – How they feel, their beliefs (RED)
Understanding – Why they are doing a particular activity (GREEN)
FIAFIA SPORTS PROGRAM TRAINING
All those who undergo the Fiafia Sports Program Training are trained in implementing a structured, games based sports program.
Participants undergo an intense 3 day training which includes the following topics:
Participants receive resources such as the Teacher’s Manual, Posters and Activity cards to assist in implementing the program.
What is Fiafia Sports?
Fiafia Sports is a fun games based sport program aimed at improving physical activity opportunities and experiences for every Primary School child aged 5 – 14 years regardless of gender and ability.
The program is all about developing movement, and sports related skills and promoting fun and enjoyment by engaging children in a range of games and activities.
Furthermore, the program is designed to help all children attain optimum health. It will ensure that children develop the knowledge, skills, understanding and the motivation required to foster a life- long interest in sport and adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.
The Fiafia Sports Program will teach children through games and activities the basic fundamental skills and movement patterns which children will use for the rest of their lives whether playing sports or just being active. In addition, Fiafia Sports will be a co-curricular program, designed to complement the Primary Physical Education and Health Curriculum.
The wide range of games and activities which form the basis of the program will ensure that there is equal opportunity for every child, including those with special needs to play and develop skills.
Why Fiafia Sports?
Movement is very important for a child’s development. Research has proven children need to exercise and move just as much as they need to read books. Lead researcher Marianne Torbet put it best when she said,
“Moving is as natural to learning as breathing is to living” (Torbet, M, 2006)
Engaging in movement activities provides an important means for children to express, explore and discover many aspects of life relative to themselves and others. Moving is a natural form of expression and medium for learning.