ACTIVE Youth Training
healthy environment and volunteering, 13 – 20 June,
As a part of our ongoing youth training events, ISCA and UFOLEP - Union Française des Oeuvres Laïques d'Education Physique - had teamed up and organised a youth training event under the theme: environment, volunteering and education through sport. But an overall and very important part of the whole course was the idea of promoting non formal education and education through sport, which was also the teaching model for the ACTIVE training.
The training took place near Lyon in a city called Hauteville-Lompnes. This location was specifically chosen because of a The Hauteville Raid’spec - an eco-responsible sport event organised by UFOLEP – which the participants took part in on 18 June. The participants came from 8 different European countries and were between 18 and 30 years old.
The environmental components as well as Active Youth Participation were introduced in order to empower the participants to feel and take responsibility about their own role in society and their local communities. Through the training they also gained a network of people who all wanted to work further in the future within the field of education through sport, and they will join the network started in the previous Active training.
The participants had the chance to be part of the Hauteville Raid’spect either as a helping volunteer for the organisers or by taking part in the sport activities.
“Raid’spect Nature 5” is a sport challenge held over one day mixing different nature sports such as run & bike, mountain biking, archery, orienteering, aquatic cave.
The Challenge is open for both experts and beginners and is formed as long route along which they would have to stop and perform the included sport activities. All challengers were teamed up two and two and they had to perform in every sport activity. For the beginners, the pathway was 34,5 km long that is to say around 5 hours of non-stop physical activities.
It was a great opportunity for the Active Training participants to see in practice how all three parts of the training – Environment, volunteering and education could be mixed in one event.
The training was financially supported by Youth in Action programme of the European Commission and La Fondation de France.
For more information on Raid'spect, look at the website (do not hesitate to use a page translator)
For more information about Active Training on ISCA website