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Archery joins Rio 2016 education programme Transforma

Lausanne (SUI) - Monday, May 19, 2014
Archery joins Rio 2016 education programme Transforma

Student leaders took part in an archery training course on 12 April 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. This event was the kick-off of Transforma at school, a new educational programme launched by the city of Rio Sport and Youth authorities, Rio 2016 and local sport federations.

The programme includes several sports, such as rugby, athletics and archery, and aims to educate kids in schools about the Olympic Sports. Organisers are working directly with 52 city schools in Rio, and will reach 500 schools next semester.

Transforma's main objective is to reinforce the possibilities of transformation for youngsters using the values of sport as educational tools. Through the Olympic and Paralympic values, expectations are to influence the students to work in teams, play fair, respect differences, feel the joy of effort, pursue excellence and take care of their body and mind.

The sports experimentation is one of three fields of action – including also living the Olympic and Paralympic values and engaging to the Games. 

Transforma offers to the schools: 

  1. Pedagogical content: about Olympic/Paralympic Movements (history, symbols, values, Games) and new ideas for activities during classes. Already 70 online classes produced for the first semester of 2014. All classes can be downloaded by any schools in the country at
  2. Training courses for groups at schools: the event on 12 April 2014 was a training course for student leaders (around 330) and their mentors (around 100). Also offered are training courses and sports workshops for teachers. Training courses prepare groups to create new activities and develop schools challenges. Precision sports workshop (including archery) planned for September 2014 for 100 teachers from 300 schools in Rio.
  3. School challenges: competitions between schools where schools are encouraged to build projects of social impact for their communities. The reward is an experience involving the Games (for example: the winners of the first challenge – “Fair Play” – will join the first test event of the Games, a sailing competition, in August 2014).

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