Possibillity for up child

Member

Ishikawa Kazutaka


Local organization

JCI Tokyo


National organization

Japan


Member

Ishikawa Kazutaka


Duration

June 30, 2014

Target

Third grade through sixth grade of elementary school students who live in


People impacted

0


Purpose

The objectives for children are to develop autonomy, cooperativeness and strong minds and bodies and also to build up energy through playing Tag Rugby. The objectives for teachers of Toyota Municipal Board of Education are to have teachers know that Tag Rugby is easy to pick up, a useful and an instructive educational tool, and to adopt it in the field of education. (Supplemental information) Tag rugby is a new form of rugby and it can be played with non contact (no tackling). It is a sport that anyone can safely enjoy, regardless of sex or age. Toyota Stadium has been selected as one of the candidate sites for the Tag Rugby World Cup 2019. In a selection of sports, JCI Toyota focused on the following two aspects. After reviewing them, we decided Tag Rugby was the best sport for this program. ・If Tag Rugby is good for minors healthy development. ・If Tag Rugby contributes to promoting the development in local communities


Overview

JCI Toyota conducts the following events for participants in order to develop autonomy, cooperativeness and strong minds and bodies and to feel to build up energy through playing Tag Rugby. 1. Hold experimental training sessions for teachers to experience and understand the new sport “Tag Rugby” and to encourage them to adopt it in the field of education. 2. Hold experiential sessions in class -For teachers: to provide actual experiences to teach Tag Rugby and encourage them to adopt it in the field of education. -For Children: to develop their autonomy, cooperativeness and strong minds and bodies and to feel to build up energy through playing Tag Rugby. 3. Hold sports events for children. 3-1. Offered training sessions -The children experience to develop cooperativeness though playing Tag Rugby with new friends. 3-2. Hold JC Friendly Cup Tag Rugby Tournament - While playing the games, the children can recognize the objectives of this program, developing autonomy, cooperativeness and strong minds and bodies, through playing harmony with and communicating with teammates along with telling them about their own opinions. They can have a better understanding of the needs for developing autonomy, cooperativeness and strong minds and bodies by carrying out questionnaire surveys and team discussions after playing the games.


Accomplishments

Almost all the students participated in this program could develop autonomy, cooperativeness and strong minds and bodies. They could also build up energy through playing Tag Rugby. All of the teachers participated in this program understood that this program could develop autonomy, cooperativeness and strong minds and bodies. They realized that it was easy to adopt Tag Rugby in a field of education, so some schools actually played it in class. However, we had some students who didn’t understand the objectives well, because we could not explain enough about then for some teams at the discussions. Therefore, we realized that we should have created a manual and used it at the team discussions.


Recommendations

This program helped the participants understand the needs of improving autonomy, cooperative skills and strong minds and bodies that can develop a proper balance of autonomy and cooperative skills. For the staff members of JCI Toyota, this program helped them develop their communication skills to share ideas and opinions in an easily understood manner with the children and the supporters.


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