No Barriers at Home programme begins for schools
With the current COVID-19 restrictions in place, the No Barriers project has been amended to suit the current environment.
The project celebrates football ‘Champions’ from each of the 12 host cities of the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament who have overcome barriers to achieve success on the football pitch. Their stories inspire students to become active citizens, using sport to promote social action. The champions – past and present – include players who have challenged racism, a player who led his team to win the championship cup, twice, despite having lost an arm in a car crash, and a Holocaust survivor who went on to be a world-renowned coach.
This new project brings the excitement and power of football directly to pupils in their homes in the Republic of Ireland, focusing on Dublin and London as host cities of the tournament. The project is supported by the Football Association of Ireland and the Greater London Authority.
The first ‘Champion’ that we will feature on the series is England International, Tyrone Mings.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
This is where we will be releasing our #NoBarriersChallenge packs: https://www.big-ideas.org/nobarriersathome/
Watch the video to learn about an inspirational footballer who has tackled barriers to keep playing, fun facts about their host city, and what this session’s #NoBarriersChallenge is.
Read about them and where they’re from on your Champion Card and Host City Worksheet – click the icons to download them or scroll down through the site to view them.
Fill in the activities and upload your work for a chance to be featured on our site! You can upload your work using the button below. The videos, champion cards and worksheets are available as Gaeilge; https://www.big-ideas.org/nbtyroneg/
Don’t forget to check back in, we will be releasing new packs every Sunday and Tuesday at 6pm.
Free pupil resources are available, including inspiring football Champion Cards and worksheets.