Introducing Voditelj Aktivnosti to Croatia, A Well-functioning Activity Program from Norway

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The activity leaders learned a dance and had it on the schedule as one of the activities for the entire school during recess
The activity leaders learned a dance and had it on the schedule as one of the activities for the entire school during recess

Putting one hour of daily physical activity on the agenda is more important than ever. Children and young people are becoming more and more inactive, as more and more time is spent in front of a screen. In Croatia, just under 2/10 of girls and just over 3/10 of boys between the ages of 10-15 fulfill the World Health Organization’s recommendation of one hour of daily physical activity. Brandt wants to do something about this, when he starts up Voditelj Aktivnosti this autumn (Original Norwegian name “Trivselsleder”).


During three hours of activity courses, the Activity leaders learn 12-15 new games and activities, while focusing on what it means to be inclusive, friendly and respectfully

“I was involved in developing the program that has existed in Norway since 2008 and I have seen the effects the program has. This is not just an activity program, but a program based on a model where friendly, respectful, and inclusive students are those who will invite to and lead the activities. Physical activity is something I am really passionate about, while being involved in shaping children and young people’s everyday school life in this way, where you can clearly see how the activity leaders themselves grow on the task, while more students make both more and better friends, is really rewarding. I am looking forward to implementing the program in collaboration with the schools here in Croatia”, Brandt says.


Rock-paper-scissor-battle is a fun way of making a traditional activity even more active

Voditelj Aktivnosti will start already next school year, where the program will build experiences in collaboration with pilot schools.

“At the moment we are working on translating program manuals, activity booklets, presentations, information sheets, and building a website, so that everything is ready and accessible for a start-up. We are already seeking cooperation with various sports federations, education agencies, school management both locally and politically. The larger the network we can work with, the better effects we can have within what all of us wants to achieve, namely increased physical activity and better public health, better psychosocial learning environment and learning outcomes, reduced level of conflict and good friendships”, Brandt summarizes, as an invitation to those who are in a position to work towards the same goals as the program has.


Students having fun with one of the many games that can be played with Kin-Ball

If you want to know more about the program, please contact: [email protected] 





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