The team at Tagtiv8 love travelling, whether it be in the UK or other countries. We have a soft spot for Greece. Why? Apart from the climate, the culture, the food and drink, we also get opportunities to visit family and friends. We still get a buzz whenever we visit Panathenaic Stadium – aka Kallimarmaro, where we showcased some active learning games a few years ago.
Imagine our surprise when we received an email, asking us to collaborate on a pilot programme in Athens and across some of Greece’s many islands. A meeting in Sheffield was followed by online presentations and emails, resulting in our Maths resources being shipped to Greece. The following month, we headed there ourselves.
Walk & Talk Meetings
Meeting #1 was with Eleni, the project manager – including a site visit to the incredible Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.
Meeting #2 was a ‘Walk & Talk Meeting’, as recommended by our friends at Move & Learn (CIC). We had connected with Stratos online and were excited to meet him in person. Our meeting started where else but Kallimarmaro. The conversation flowed as Stratos guided us around his neighbourhood and that of Plaka. When we say ‘flowed’ we mean flew. We learned so much about his background in music, his studies in Trikala and his work with Sports Paths on the island of Tilos.
The initial feedback from Tilos has been wonderful. Check out this post on Facebook.
The potential for playful collaboration is massive – watch this space for some pilots with Street Racket.
Meanwhile, we’ve even seen our tags being used on one of the beaches on Kimolos.
Building on the children’s love of chess, we’ve even co-created new #moveandlearn games around 8×8 boards and more.
Now that the Tagtiv8 active lessons are online and available via the Apple Store, sharing the planning has never been easier. Exciting times are ahead with Stratos and Eleni at the helm. There’s even a new character helping spread the messages of moving and learning in Greece and beyond.