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Good Practices

Rugby School in Galicia

Captura de ecrã 2020-06-07, às 10.25.10
Captura de ecrã 2020-06-07, às 10.25.10
Captura de ecrã 2020-06-07, às 10.25.10.
Captura de ecrã 2020-06-07, às 10.25.10
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Cascais, Lisbon

PROBLEM | Risky behaviors, low levels of academic achievement and high dropout rates, child neglect.

SOLUTION | Promote Rugby playing for children. Learning and incorporating the values of Rugby, like team spirit, mutual aid, solidarity and the acceptance of differences, promoting new attitudes, social integration and stimulating academic achievement and the taste for learning.

PARTNERS AND INVESTORS | Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Cascais (promoter), Movimento Apostólico de Shoenstat, CM Cascais, Federação Portuguesa de Rugby, Sant Julian School, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, IES Social Business School.

INNOVATION FACTORS | Establishing of a contract with objectives between child, coach, and parents. Development of a methodology to help with academic path and the embodiment of values through Rugby.

IMPACT | More than 250 athletes involved in less than 10 years, school success rates of 90%, improvements in the athlete’s behavior, honor board and role models (30% of the coaches were former athletes involved in the project).

To learn more, please visit the website of this project:

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