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Skateistan: A champion of learning through play


Skateistan: A champion of learning through play

Skateistan recently released a new video entitled, Skateistan: A champion of learning through play. Learn more about what Skateistan is all about and how they integrate learning into play.

The video below introduces Skateistan's current projects around the world and how they use skateboarding as 'the hook' to attract young people to engage in their various classroom initiatives. These initiatives include:

  • 'Skate and create', which includes one hour of arts based education alongside one hour of skateboarding
  • A back to school programme
  • A youth leadership programme

In Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa, opportunities for play are few and far between, yet the youth there are incredibly resourceful and innately know that play is valuable. They will step on a skateboard for the first time without hesitation. The controlled risks of skateboarding provide a safe and exciting challenge for young people who have few opportunities for recreation and creative play. Although many people consider playful learning to be a luxury, Skateistan knows that play is an essential part of learning, and that it is integral to limiting stress, empowering youth, and promoting childhood development.

Skateistan: A Champion of Learning Through Play from Skateistan on Vimeo.

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]


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Mark James Johnson


Friday, May 22, 2015 - 01:00